Yacanaka, Yācanaka: 12 definitions
Yacanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Yachanaka.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Yācanaka (याचनक) is another name (synonym) for Raktairaṇḍa: one of the three varieties of Eraṇḍa, which is a Sanskrit name representing Ricinus communis (castor-oil-plant). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 8.55-57), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Eraṇḍa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
yācanaka : (adj.) begging.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Yācanaka, (cp. BSk. yācanaka Divy 470, 585)=yācaka A. III, 136 (ati°); Pv. II, 76; 916; 946; J. III, 49; DA. I, 298. (Page 552)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yācanaka (याचनक).—A beggar, suitor, petitioner.
Derivable forms: yācanakaḥ (याचनकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Yācanaka (याचनक).—(Sanskrit and Pali only m., beggar), (1) m. wooer (of a girl, on behalf of another): Divyāvadāna 168.1 sārthavā- haputrāś ca bhāryārthaṃ °kān preṣayanti; (2) nt., begging, in na-yācanaka, q.v.; (3) nt., alms, the result of begging: Mahāvastu iii.184.17 (prose) māṣa aparasya puruṣasya sakāśāto yācanakaṃ (mss. vāc°, but em. certain) labdhaṃ; Śikṣāsamuccaya 145.2 °ka-guruko, eager for alms.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Beggar, mendicant. E. yācana an asker, kan added.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yācanaka (याचनक).—[yāc + ana + ka], adj. Begging importunately, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 165.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yācanaka (याचनक).—[masculine] beggar, mendicant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yācanaka (याचनक):—[from yācana > yāc] m. an asker, petitioner, beggar, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa],
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Yācanaka (याचनक):—(von yācana) m. Bettler [Amarakoṣa 3, 1, 49.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 388.] [Hārāvalī 38.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 165.] [Mahābhārata 12, 3325.] [Harivaṃśa 11152.]
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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