Yamayatana, aka: Yamayātanā, Yama-yatana; 4 Definition(s)


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Marathi-English dictionary

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yamayātanā (यमयातना).—f (S) The torment inflicted by Yama on wicked spirits. 2 Applied to the vexation and misery experienced in any unpleasant situation.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yamayātanā (यमयातना).—n The torment inflicted by yama on wicked spirits.

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

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Yamayātanā (यमयातना).—the tortures inflicted by Yama upon sinners after death, (the word is sometimes used to denote horrible tortures', 'extreme pain').

Yamayātanā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yama and yātanā (यातना).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yamayātanā (यमयातना).—f.

(-nā) 1. The torture inflicted after death by Yama. 2. An extreme torture, (figuratively.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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