Yakrit, aka: Yakṛt; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Yakrit means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Yakṛt can be transliterated into English as Yakrt or Yakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Yakṛt (यकृत्) refers to the “liver”. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Yakṛt (यकृत्, “liver”) (Pali, Yakana) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., yakṛt]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

yakṛt (यकृत्).—m n S The liver. 2 Inflammation of the liver, Hepatitis.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yakṛt (यकृत्).—m n The liver. Inflammation of the liver.

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

Yakṛt (यकृत्).—n. [yaṃ saṃyamaṃ karoti kṛ kvip tuk ca Tv.] The liver or any affection of it; सिन्धवो गुदा यकृच्च क्लोमानश्च पर्वताः (sindhavo gudā yakṛcca klomānaśca parvatāḥ) Bṛ. Up.1.1.1; Mv.3.32.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Yakridatmika
Yakṛdātmikā (यकृदात्मिका).—f. (-kā) A cock-roach. E. yakṛt the liver, ātman self, kan aff., fem...
Yakridudara
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Yakritkosha
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Yakridvairin
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Loha
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Tamra
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Yakana
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Phupphusa
Phupphusa (फुप्फुस).—The lungs.Derivable forms: phupphusaḥ (फुप्फुसः), phupphusam (फुप्फुसम्).
Yakan
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