Yacna, Yācñā: 7 definitions


Yacna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Yachna.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yācñā (याच्ञा).—[yāc-naṅ]

1) Begging, asking.

2) Mendicancy.

3) Request, solicitation, entreaty; याच्ञा मोघा वरमधिगुणे नाधमे लब्धकामा (yācñā moghā varamadhiguṇe nādhame labdhakāmā) Meghadūta 6.

4) Making an offer of marriage.

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

Yācñā (याच्ञा).—i. e. yāc + na, f. Begging, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 97, M.M.

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

Yācñā (याच्ञा).—[feminine] asking, begging for (—°); petition, request.

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

1) Yācñā (याच्ञा):—[from yāc] f. begging, asking for ([compound]), asking alms, mendicancy, any petition or request, prayer, entreaty, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc. (yācñāṃ-√kṛ, to fulfil a request)

2) [v.s. ...] the being a suitor, making an offer of marriage, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Yācñā (याच्ञा):—(cñā) 1. f. Asking, begging.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yacna 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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