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  • proper n. Vedic and Hindu female deity, personifying the dawn, usually mentioned in plural. She is portrayed as welcoming birds and warding off evil spirits, and as a beautifully adorned young woman riding in a golden chariot on her path across the sky.


From Sanskrit उषस् (uṣás, "dawn"). (Wiktionary)



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