Yacita, Yācita: 14 definitions


Yacita means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Yachita.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Yācita (याचित) refers to “(that which is) desired”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Here in the world a whole multitude of objects, and the supremacy that is desired  [com.yācita] by the chiefs of snakes, men and gods, and other than [that], family, power, prosperity, and wanton women, etc. is easily obtained. On the contrary, that very same jewel of enlightenment alone is difficult to obtain. [Thus ends the reflection on] enlightenment”.

Synonyms: Prārthita.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yācita : (pp. of yācati) asked of; begged of.

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

Yācita, (pp. of yācati) begged, entreated, asked (for) A. III, 33; Dh. 224; J. III, 307; PvA. 39.—Cp. yācitaka. (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

yācita (याचित).—p (S) Begged or supplicated;--whether the matter or the person.

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

yācita (याचित).—p Begged or supplicated.

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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

Yācita (याचित).—p. p.

1) Asked, solicited, begged, entreated, requested.

2) Requisite, necessary.

-tam 1 The profession of a beggar.

2) Begging, asking (yācanā); कर्तु- मिच्छति न याचितं वृथा (kartu- micchati na yācitaṃ vṛthā) Kirātārjunīya 13.6.

3) Alms obtained by begging.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Yācita (याचित).—subst. (from Sanskrit id., ppp., borrowed), a borrowed article, as symbol of the undependable and impermanent: yācitopamam aśāśvataṃ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 38.8 (verse); so in Pali yācitakū- pama (yācitaka plus up°).

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

Yācita (याचित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Asked, begged, solicited. E. yāc to ask, aff. kta .

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

1) Yācita (याचित):—[from yāc] mfn. asked, begged (borrowed), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] solicited or asked for (anything,[accusative]), entreated, importuned, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] asked in marriage, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

4) [v.s. ...] required, requisite, necessary, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] n. alms obtained by begging, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Yācita (याचित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Asked, solicited.

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

Yācita (याचित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jāia.

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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

Yācita (याचित) [Also spelled yachit]:—(a) begged (for), solicited, asked for, prayed for.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yācita (ಯಾಚಿತ):—

1) [adjective] requested, besought for.

2) [adjective] that is begged for.

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Yācita (ಯಾಚಿತ):—

1) [noun] anything got by requesting for.

2) [noun] money, food, clothes, etc. received by begging; alms.

3) [noun] a living on alms.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Yācita (याचित):—adj. 1. begged for; 2. prayed for;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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