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Usīra

, mn. [sa. uśīra], the root of the fragrant grass
Andropogon muricatus
(see K. M. Nadkarni, Indian
Materia Medica
I, 3rd ed., Bombay 1954, pp. 109 foll.);
Abh 601 (bīraṇassa seta-kusumassa tiṇa-visesassa mūlaṁ
~aṁ nāma, ṭ); Mogg IV 68; VII 169; — anujānāmi
mūlâni bhesajjāni . . . ~aṁ +, Vin I 201,2 quoted Sp
833,7; mūlabījaṁ nāma . .. ~aṁ bhaddamuttakaṁ, Vin
IV 35,2 (see I. B. Horner, BD II p. 228 n. 1); -aṁ
muñjapabbajaṁ urasā panudahissāmi, Th 27 (Th-a I
90,18-20) = 233 ≠Ap 505,24 ≠Ja VI 508,1*; vacaṁ -aṁ
latthimadhuṁ, Ap 303,2; cf. Sv 81,11; Vin-vn 1327;
Bhes 1:104; 2:44; in a long cpd. at Ja V 407,27; 420,7**;
Sp 337,28; — °-kalāpa, m, bunch of u.; taruṇa-nāgā
soṇḍehi ~e gahetvā, Ja V 39,11; — °(a)ttha, mfn.,
seeking the usīra-root; taṇhāya mūlaṁ khaṇatha ~o va
bīraṇaṁ, Th 402 (yathā usīrena atthiko puriso mahante-
na kuddālena bīraṇâparanāmaṁ usīraṁ nāma tiṇaṁ
khanati, evam assa mūlaṁ khanatha, Th-a II 171,31) =
Dhp 337 (Dhp-a IV 45,12 = Th-a); — °-nāḷa(nāḷi)-matta,
mfn., as small as usīra fibres; palikhaṇitvā (so read)
mūlāni uddhareyya antamaso ~āni pi, S II 88,8 = 93,10
= A I 204,27 = II 199,3 quoted Sp 109,2 and Ps I 12,7;
Ud-a 27,12; Nett 163,23; — °-pādukā, f., slipper made of
usīra; kamala-vaṇṇaṁ nāma tiṇaṁ atthi, tena kata-
pādukā -a ti pi vadanti, Sp 1085,17; — °-bīraṇa, dv.,
usīra and bīraṇa; Sadd 751,7; Mogg III 23; — °-maya,
mfn., made of usīra; anujānāmi tisso vījaniyo vāka-
mayaṁ ~aṁ morapiñcha-mayaṁ (vījaniṁ), Vin II
130,24; vāka-mayaṁ vā ~aṁ vā muñja-mayaṁ vā
babbaja-mayaṁ vā (kocchaṁ), IV 40,11; cf. Sp 1217,5.