Yacaka, Yācaka: 15 definitions

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Yacaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Yachaka.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yācaka : (m.) a beggar; one who requests.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yācaka, (adj. n.) (fr. yāca, cp. Epic & later Sk. yācaka) requesting, one who begs, a recipient of alms, a beggar J. III, 353; Pv. II, 938; PvA. 78, 102 (=yācanaka); Sdhp. 324, 331. frequent in combination with similar terms of wayfaring people in phrase samaṇa-brāhmaṇa-kapaṇ’iddhika-vaṇibbaka-yācakā e.g. at D. I, 137; It. 64. See single terms.—yācaka at Sn. 618 (as Fick, Soc. Gliederung 144 quotes yācaka) is to be read yājaka. (Page 552)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yācaka (याचक).—a (S) That begs or solicits; a petitioner, a beggar. Pr. yācakōyācakaḥśatruḥ.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

yācaka (याचक).—a That begs; a beggar, petitioner.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yācaka (याचक).—(- f.) [yāc-ṇvul]

1) A mendicant, beggar; तृणादपि लघुस्तूलस्तूलादपि च याचकः (tṛṇādapi laghustūlastūlādapi ca yācakaḥ) Subhāṣ.

2) A petitioner, suppliant.

Derivable forms: yācakaḥ (याचकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yācaka (याचक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Beggar, mendicant, asking, one who asks, or solicits. E. yāc to ask, aff. ṇvula .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yācaka (याचक).—[yāc + aka], adj. Asking, a beggar, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 110.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yācaka (याचक).—[masculine] ī [feminine] petitioner, beggar.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yācaka (याचक):—[from yāc] m. a petitioner, asker, beggar, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yācaka (याचक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] A beggar.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Yācaka (याचक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jāyaga.

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Yacaka in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yācaka (याचक) [Also spelled yachak]:—(nm) a beggar; suppliant; ~[] begging, the job of a beggar.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yācaka (ಯಾಚಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who requests for, supplicates; a supplicant.

2) [noun] a man who lives by begging; a mendicant; a beggar.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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