Yadartham, Yad-artham: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yadartham (यदर्थम्).—ind.

1) for which, wherefore, why, on which account; श्रूयतां यदर्थमस्मि हरिणा भवत्सकाशं प्रेषितः (śrūyatāṃ yadarthamasmi hariṇā bhavatsakāśaṃ preṣitaḥ) Ś.6; Ku.5.52.

2) since, because; नूनं दैवं न शक्यं हि पुरुषेणातिवर्तितुम् । यदर्थं यत्नवानेव न लभे विप्रतां विभो (nūnaṃ daivaṃ na śakyaṃ hi puruṣeṇātivartitum | yadarthaṃ yatnavāneva na labhe vipratāṃ vibho) || Mb.

Yadartham is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yad and artham (अर्थम्). See also (synonyms): yadarthe.

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

Yadartham (यदर्थम्).—[adjective] for which purpose, wherefore.

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

1) Yadartham (यदर्थम्):—[=yad-artham] [from yad-artha > yad] ind. on which account, for which purpose, wherefore, why, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] as, since, because, whereas, [ib.]

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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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