Yacaka, aka: Yācaka; 6 Definition(s)


Yacaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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. Freq. in combn 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)

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

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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