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Ushas

[oo sh-uh s, oo-shahs]
noun
  1. Dawn, a Vedic deity, daughter of Sky and sister of Night.
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Also Ush·a [oo sh-uh, oo-shah] /ˈʊʃ ə, ʊˈʃɑ/.

Origin of Ushas

From the Sanskrit word uṣas
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Historical Examples

  • Ushas is a radiant maiden, born in the sky, daughter of Dyaus.

    A History of Sanskrit Literature

    Arthur A. MacDonell

  • The principal Vedic deities are male and the few goddesses that are mentioned such as Ushas.

  • These rays are for them a beautiful pair of twins, the brothers of Ushas, the morning glow, the sons of the sky.

  • The bright beam of Ushas breaks through the dark veil of black night at the edge of heaven.

  • When Ushas shines forth, the birds fly up from their nests and men seek nourishment.


British Dictionary definitions for ushas

Ushas

noun
  1. the Hindu goddess of the dawn
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