m.ā- (;Ved. accusativeām-;Ved. locative case and dative casee-; vocative caseas-, a-,and an- on ) Name of an ancient sage with the patronymic kāvya- (in later times identified with śukra-, the teacher of the asura-s, who presides over the planet Venus)
उशनस् m. [वश्-कनसि संप्र˚ Uṇ.4.238] (Nom. sing. उशना; Voc. sing. उशनन्, उशन, उशनः) N. of Śukra, regent of the planet Venus, son of Bhṛigu and preceptor of the Asuras. In the Vedas he has the epithet (or patronymic name) Kāvya given to him, probably because he was noted for his wisdom; मित्रावरुणावुशनां काव्यम् (अवथः) Av.4.29.6. cf. कवीनामुशना कविः Bg. 1.37; He is also known as a writer on civil and religious law (Y.1.4). and as an authority on civil polity; शास्त्रमुशनसा प्रणीतम् Pt.5; अध्यापितस्योशनसापि नीतिम् Ku.3.6. -Comp. -प्रियम् A kind of gem Called गोमेद (वैडूर्य ?)
Is an ancient seer, already a half-mythical figure in the Rigveda, where he is often mentioned, especially as associated with Kutsa and Indra. Later on he becomes the Purohita of the Asuras in their contests with the gods. A variant of his name is Kavi Uśanas. He appears in the Brāhmanas as a teacher also.
noun (masculine) name of a son of Suyajña
name of an ancient sage with the patronymic Kāvya (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the author of a Dharmaśāstra (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the planet Venus (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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