Yakrit, aka: Yakṛt; 4 Definition(s)


Yakrit means something in 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)

[Yakrit in Ayurveda glossaries]

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Yakrit in Marathi glossaries]

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

[Yakrit in Sanskrit glossaries]

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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