Yas: 10 definitions


Yas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Yas (यस्).—tad. affix य (ya) with mute स् (s) to indicate the application of the term पद (pada) to the preceding base as a consequence of which the final म् (m) of the words कम् (kam) and शम् (śam), after which यस् (yas) is prescribed, gets changed into anusvara e. g. कंयुः, दंयुः (kaṃyuḥ, daṃyuḥ): cf P.V.2.138.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Yas in India is the name of a plant defined with Alhagi maurorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Alhagi kirghisorum sensu Grossh. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Hort. Goenk. (1812)
· United Arab Rep. J. (1979)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Vorlesungen der Churpfälzischen physicalisch-öconomischen Gesellschaft (1787)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)
· Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica (1755)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yas (यस्).—1, 4 P. (yasati, yasyati, yasta) To strive, endeavour, labour. -Caus. (yāsayati-te) To put to trouble.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yas (यस्).—[(ir, u) ir yasu] r. 1st and 10th cls. (yasati yasyati) 1. To endeavour, to persevere, to make strenuous and presevering exertion. 2. To be afflicted. With āṅ prefixed, To labour. With nir, To exude. r. 10th cl. (yāsayati-te) With ā, To torment, to trouble.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yas (यस्).— (akin to yam, for yaṃs), i. 4, and † 1, [Parasmaipada.] To make strenuous and persevering exertion, to endeavour.

— With the prep. ā ā, 1. To endeavour, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 14, 62. 2. To be afflicted, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 6, 69. āyasta, 1. Pained, distressed, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 20, 8. 2. Vexed, angry. 3. Managed with difficulty. 4. Hurt. 5. Thrown. 6. Sharpened. 7. Strained, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 28. [Causal.] To torment, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 32, 7 ([Prakrit]). Comp. ptcple. of the pf. pass. an-āyāsita, Not practised, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 429 (rather an-āyāsa + ita).

— With pra pra, To endeavour, Naiṣ. 1, 125. prayasta. Seasoned, dressed with condiments.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yas (यस्).—yasyati yayasti [participle] yasta be hot or eager, exert one’s self.

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Yās (यास्).—v. ayās.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Yas (यस्):—[class] 4. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxvi, 101]) yasyati (rarely yasati cf. [Pāṇini 3-1, 71]; [imperative] -yayastu, [Ṛg-veda]; [grammar] also [perfect tense] yayāsa; [Aorist] ayasat; [future] yasitā, yasiṣyati; [infinitive mood] yasitum; [indeclinable participle] yasitvā, or yastvā),

—to froth up, foam, [Ṛg-veda] (cf.yeṣ);

—to heat or exert one’s self, [Caraka];

—to strive after ([dative case]), [Kāvyādarśa ii, 83] ([varia lectio]) :—[Causal] yāsayati ([Aorist] ayīyasat) [grammar]:—[Desiderative] yiyasiṣati, [ib.] :—[Intensive] yāyasyate, yāyasti, [ib.] [Ct. [Greek] ζέω etc.]

2) Yās (यास्):—1. yās = yas (only in avayāsisīṣṭhām), [Kāṭhaka]

3) 2. yās mfn. See a-yās.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yas (यस्):—(ipa, u) yasati yasyati 1. 4. a. To endeavour; to persevere. With ā to labour; with nir to exude.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yas in German

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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.

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