Yasta, Yashta: 3 definitions


Yasta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yasta (यस्त).—a. Entrusted, deposited.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Yaṣṭa (यष्ट).—ppp. and subst. (= Sanskrit iṣṭa; AMg. jaṭṭha, Pischel 565, compare ger. jaṭṭhā = Sanskrit iṣṭvā, [Ardha-Māgadhī Dictionary]; Pali yiṭṭha, blend of Sanskrit and MIndic), as ppp., see § 34.13; as subst., sacrifice: tasmān na yaṣṭe na hute ramāmi Mahāvastu iii.445.5 (verse; same verse in Pali Vin. i.36.28, yiṭṭhe). See also next.—On Lalitavistara 112.11 -mahāyajña-yaṣṭaḥ see § 13.5.

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

Yasta (यस्त):—[from yas] mfn. entrusted, deposited, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. ā-, pray etc.)

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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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