Yakkhi, Yakkhī: 3 definitions


Yakkhi means something in 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

The feminine form Yakkha.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yakkhī : (f.) a demoness.

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

Yakkhī, (f.) (direct formation fr. yakkha, like petī fr. peta; form older than yakkhinī (?))=yakkhinī S. I, 11; Vin. III, 121; IV, 20; J. IV, 492; Mhvs 7, 26. (Page 546)

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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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