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ūsa

, m., (mf)n. ? [sa. ūṣa, m., salt substance,
earth;
ūṣī, f., salt, unfertile soil; perh. related to uṣman,
cf. Mayrhofer Etym. I pp. 114, 117, 133], a saline
substance
(applied in cleansing); (n.) salt soil; — Abh
182 (khārā lavaṇamissā mattikā ~o ty uccate, ṭ); Pay
Ce 1974 170,14; — (vatthaṁ) rajako ~e vā khāre vā
gomaye vā sammadditvā, S III 131,10 (Ee samam mad-
ditvā; ~e chārikā-khāre, khāre ti ~-khāre, Spk II
316,29-30); ~añ ca paṭicca khārañ ca paṭicca . . . , A I
209,1 (EeSe so; Be usmañ ca; Mp II 323,17-18: usumañ
ca paṭiccā ti dve tayo vāre gāhāpitaṁ usumaṁ paṭicca,
~añ cā ti pi pāṭho: ayam ev' attho); ~-khaṇḍaṁ nāma
yattha kassako kismici padese naṅgalena bhūmiṁ cattā-
ro pañca vāre kasanto atigambhīraṁ karoti, tato ~aṁ
uppajjati, Ps I 154,20-22 (Se osaṁ); — °-khaṇḍa, mfn.,
impaired because of
ūsa; Ps I 154,12,20 (bīja-kh. vappa-
kh. udaka-kh. ~; see above); — °-khāra, m., saline lye;
Spk II 316,30; — °-gandha, m., the smell of ūsa; S III
131,13.