Yaso, Yasho: 2 definitions


Yaso means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yaso, & Yasa (nt.) (Vedic yaśaḥ (nt.). The word follows the declension, but preserves & favours the Instr. yasasā after the decl. (like mano, ceto etc, ), e.g. at J. I, 134.—In the Nom. & Acc. sg. both forms yaso & yasa(ṃ) occur; in cpds. the form yasa° is the usual; yaso as masc. is found at Sn. 438) glory, fame, repute, success, high position. On term as used with ref. to the brahmin see Fick, Sociale Gliederung 128, 129 ‹-› The prevailing idea of Dhammapāla is that yaso consists of a great retinue, & company of servants, followers etc. This idea is already to be found at D. I, 118=126 where y. is founded on parisā (cp. DA. I, 143 on D. I, 48; DA. I, 298: yasasā ti āṇā-ṭhapana-samatthatāya). See e.g. VvA. 122 (yaso=parivāra); PvA. 137 (yasasā= mahati parivāra-sampattiyā); cp. J. I, 134 (rājā mahantena yasena uppanaṃ gacchati).—D. I, 137 (as quality of a king); III, 260, 286; J. IV, 275 sq. (dibba y. as one of the 10 qualities of greatness, viz. divine duration of life, complexion, happiness, fame, power, and the 5 sense-objects rūpa, sadda, gandha, rasa, phoṭṭhabba. The same 10 are found at Pv. II, 958, 59); A. I, 15; II, 32, 66, 188; III, 31, 47 sq.; IV, 95, 195 sq.; Dh. 24, 303 (+bhoga); Th. 1, 554; Nd1 147; Pv III, 35 (=dev’iddhi PvA. 189); Vv 291; J. I, 134; VI, 468; Miln. 291 (bhoga+); Vism. 393; Sdhp. 306, 518.—yasaṃ deti to give credit J. I, 180. mahā-yaso great fame J. I, 46 (v. 266), cp. yas-agga the highest (of) fame J. I, 51, where coupled with lābh-agga the greatest gain. The latter combination is stereotype in the Niddesa (see e.g. Nd2 55), where the 4 worldly ideals are given in sequence lābha, yaso, pasaṃsā, sukha.—With kitti we find yaso at Sn. 817 (see definition & exegesis at Nd1 147).—Opp. ayasa D. III, 260, 286; A. II, 188; IV, 157 sq.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Yaśo (यशो):—[from yaśas] in [compound] for yaśas.

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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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