Yami, Yamī, Yāmī, Yāmi, Yamin: 27 definitions
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Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)
Yāmī (यामी) [=Yāmya?] refers to the “southern” (direction), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the layout of the residence (gṛha) for the prāsādāśramin]—“[...] Storage for gems, gold and cloths is recommended in the east, and for water in the south (yāmya—yāmyāśre'pyuttare) and centre. Grain storage is recommended in the west. In the northwest is storage for the mortar. [...]”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Yāmi (यामि) refers to a “sister”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.55 (“Śiva returns to Kailāsa”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] When Pārvatī cried the ladies cried too, particularly the mother Menā, sisters and brothers. Her mother, sister (yāmi), brothers, father and the other ladies who were affectionately attached to her cried frequently. Then the brahmins respectfully intimated to them the auspicious hour for the starting of the journey and consoled them. [...]”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Yamī (यमी).—A daughter of Sūrya. One of the wives of Sūrya was Saṃjñā, the daughter of Viśvakarmā. Three children, Manu, Yama and Yamī, were born to Sūrya by Saṃjñā. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 3, Chapter 2).
2) Yāmī (यामी).—A wife of Dharmadeva. The ten wives of Dharmadeva are—Arundhatī, Vasu, Yāmī, Lambā, Bhānu, Marutvatī, Saṅkalpā, Muhūrtā, Sādhyā and Viśvā. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 15).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Yamī (यमी).—A daughter of Vivasvan (Sūrya, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and Samjñā; also Yamunā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 40: VIII. 13. 9: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 59. 38; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 2.
2) Yāmī (यामी).—One of the ten wives of Dharma and mother of Nāgavīthi.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 5. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 2.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Yamī (यमी):—The win-sister of Yama, the vedic God of death, who represents the embodiment of Dharma. Yama rules over the kingdom of the dead and binds humankind according to the fruits of their karma.Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
According to the Rig Veda, Yami is the twin sister of Yama. Their mother is Saranyu (who is the daughter of Tvashta, the artisan God) and their father is Vivasvant (associated with the sun). She is extremely fond of her brother.
There is a dialogue [R.V.10.10] between her and Yama, where she expresses her love for him and invites him to her bed. He rejects her advances, saying that "The Gods are always watching us, and shall punish the sinful." She is heart-broken.
According to some of the later Puranas, she is actually the wife of Yama, not his sister.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
1) Yāmī (यामी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Yāmacakravartin forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Kāyacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Yāmī] and Vīras are body-word-mind-color (mixture of white, red, and black); they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.
2) Yamī (यमी) is also the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Yamacakravartin forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Kāyacakra, according to the same work. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Yamī] and Vīras are body-word-mind-color (mixture of white, red, and black); they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Yamin (यमिन्) refers to “those who have subdued their senses”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That very same [thing], by which the karmas, being the seeds of birth, are worn out, is said [to be] wearing away karma by those who have subdued their senses (yamin) whose bondage is worn out. On account of the difference between what is intentional and unintentional, wearing awaykarma has two varieties which are the cause for cutting off the many chains produced by actions”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
yamī (यमी).—a S That controls or restrains. 2 That practises yamaniyama or yama; that has subdued his senses and passions; a mortified man.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
yamī (यमी).—a That controls. That has subdued his passions.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yamin (यमिन्).—a. [yam-ṇini, yama-ini vā] Restraining, curbing &c. -m. One who has restrained his passions; यतिर्वशिष्ठो यमिनां वरिष्ठः (yatirvaśiṣṭho yamināṃ variṣṭhaḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 1.15; अहिंसासत्यमस्तेयं ब्रह्मचर्यमकल्मषम् । इति पञ्च यमा येषां सन्तीति यमिनः स्मृताः (ahiṃsāsatyamasteyaṃ brahmacaryamakalmaṣam | iti pañca yamā yeṣāṃ santīti yaminaḥ smṛtāḥ) || J. N. V.; दधत्यन्त- स्तत्त्वं किमपि यमिनस्तत् किल भवान् (dadhatyanta- stattvaṃ kimapi yaminastat kila bhavān) Śiva-mahimna 25.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yāmi (यामि) or Yāmī (यामी).—f.
1) A sister (see jāmi); यामिहरणजनितानुशयः (yāmiharaṇajanitānuśayaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 15.53.
3) A daughter in-law; Ms. 4.18.
4) A noble woman.
5) The south.
6) Helltorture (yamayātanā).
7) The Bharaṇī constellation.
Derivable forms: yāmiḥ (यामिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yamin (यमिन्).—mfn. (-mī-minī-mi) Who or what restrains, checks, &c. m. (-mī) A sage, who has subdued his sense. E. yama restraint, and ini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yāmi (यामि).—f. (-miḥ-mī) 1. A sister. 2. A virtuous woman. 3. Night. 4. The south. 5. Relating to Yama. 6. A daughter, or daughter-in-law, newly married. E. yā to go, mi aff.; or ya substituted for jaḥ see jāmi; or yama Yama, in aff. of reference.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yāmi (यामि).—yāmī, I. i. e. yam + ī, f. 1. A sister. 2. A daughterin-law, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 180 (mī); 183 (mi). Ii. i. e. yāma + ī, Night.
Yāmi can also be spelled as Yāmī (यामी).
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Yāmī (यामी).—see yāmi.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yamin (यमिन्).—[adjective] = yamavant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yāmi (यामि).—[feminine] = jāmi [feminine]
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Yāmī (यामी).—[feminine] = jāmi [feminine]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yamī (यमी):—[from yama > yam] f. Name of Yama’s twin-sister (who is identified in Postvedic mythology with the river-goddess Yamunā), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
2) Yāmī (यामी):—[from yāma > yā] a f. Name of a daughter of Dakṣa (wife of Dharma or Manu; sometimes written yāmi), [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of an Apsaras, [Harivaṃśa]
4) Yāmi (यामि):—[from yā] 1. yāmi (for 2. See p. 851, col. 3) = yāmī;—See under 1. yāma.
5) 2. yāmi f. (or mī) (for 1. See p. 850, col. 1) = jāmi ([Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 43 [Scholiast or Commentator]]), a sister, female relation, [Manu-smṛti iv, 180, 183] ([varia lectio] jāmi), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
6) = kula-strī, a woman of rank or respectability, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Yāmī (यामी):—b See under 1. yāma, p. 850, col. 1, and 2. yāmi above.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yamin (यमिन्):—[from yam] mfn. restraining, curbing etc.
2) [v.s. ...] one who restrains himself or has subdued his senses, [Kāvya literature]
3) Yāmin (यामिन्):—[from yāma] See antar-yāmin (for yāminī See p. 850, col. 1).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yamin (यमिन्):—[(mī-minī-mi) a.] Restraining, subduing. m. A sage.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yāmi (यामि):—[(miḥ-mī)] 2. 3. f. A sister; a good woman; night; the south; a daughter or daughter-in-law.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Yami (ಯಮಿ):—[noun] a man who has subdued his passions; a self-restrained ascetic.
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Yami (ಯಮಿ):—[noun] = ಯಮುನೆ - [yamune -] 1 & 2.
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1) [noun] a sister.
2) [noun] the period from sunset to sunrise; night.
3) [noun] the wife of one’s son; a daughter-in-law.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+18): Yamicha, Yamicukkilanku, Yamika, Yamikabhata, Yamikacara, Yamikachara, Yamikapati, Yamikasthita, Yamikata, Yamikavritti, Yamila, Yamina, Yaminay, Yaminaya, Yaminayati, Yamindra, Yamini, Yaminicara, Yaminichara, Yaminidayita.
Ends with (+17): Abhayami, Anajnatamajnasyami, Antaryamin, Asamyami, Atmasamyami, Ayami, Balipadyami, Caciyami, Dayami, Dhyami, Dviyami, Hayami, Icciyami, Imdriyasamyami, Kaigarikodyami, Mahodyami, Malaiyami, Mariyami, Nasyami, Netiyami.
Full-text (+66): Antaryamin, Yameya, Nagavithi, Jama, Dviyami, Yama, Samyamin, Yamuna, Samyamita, Upayamavant, Saranyu, Yamakini, Ayamin, Sarvantaryamin, Samyaminipati, Samyaminamamalika, Jami, Yamira, Parankusharya yamin, Yamaki.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.10.9 < [Sukta 10]
Rig Veda 10.10.7 < [Sukta 10]
Rig Veda 10.10.14 < [Sukta 10]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.3.23 < [Chapter 3 - Description of the Yamunā’s Arrival]
Verse 1.7.6 < [Chapter 7 - Description of the Conquest of All Directions]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.8.75 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
Verse 4.1.17 < [Part 1 - Laughing Ecstasy (hāsya-rasa)]
Verse 4.9.12 < [Part 9 - Incomplete Expression of Mellows (rasābhāsa)]
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Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)