Yata, aka: Yāta; 6 Definition(s)


Yata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Itihasa (narrative history)

Yata (यत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.16, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yata) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

yata : (pp. of yameti) checked; controlled; restrained. || yāta (pp. of yāti), gone; proceeded.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Yāta, (pp. of yāti) going, gone, proceeded; habit, custom; only in cpd. Yāt’ânuyāyin going on according to what (or as it) has gone, i.e. following old habits J. VI, 309, 310; expld by C. as “pubba-kārinā yātassa puggalassa anuyāyī, paṭhamaṃ karonto yāti nāma pacchā karonto anuyāyati. ” The usual Sk. phrase is gat-ânugatika. Cp. yātrā, yānikata. (Page 552)

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Yata, (pp. of yam) held, checked, controlled, restrained, careful S. II, 15, 50; Sn. 78, 220, 1079 (=yatta, paṭiyatta, gutta etc. Nd2 525); J. VI, 294 (C. appamatta; Kern, Toev. s. v. proposes reading yatta for yata Vism. 201 (?). Esp. in two phrases: yat-atta (yata+attan) selfcontrolled, one whose heart is kept down D. I, 57 (cp. Dial. I. 75); Sn. 216, 490, 723; DA. I, 168.—yata-cārin living in self-restraint, living or behaving carefully Sn. 971 (=yatta paṭiyatta gutta etc. Nd1 498); Miln. 300 (+samāhita-citta, where Kern, Toev. s. v. proposes to read yatta-cārin for yata°). A similar passage at Th. 1, 981 reads yathā-cārin (q. v. for further expln). ‹-› Cp. saṃyata & see also yatta. (Page 548)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

yāta (यात) [-tī, -ती].—f Division among men, caste.

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yāta (यात).—p Gone. Obtained.

(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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yata (यत).—p. p. [yam-kta]

1) Restrained, curbed, controlled, subdued; निराशीर्यतचित्तात्मा (nirāśīryatacittātmā) Bg.4.21.

2) Striving, diligent; तांश्चानुसंचार्य ततः कृतार्थाः पतन्ति विप्रेषु यतेषु भूयः (tāṃścānusaṃcārya tataḥ kṛtārthāḥ patanti vipreṣu yateṣu bhūyaḥ) Mb.12.31.111.

3) Limited, moderate; see यम् (yam).

-tam The spurring of an elephant by means of the rider's feet; Mātanga L.

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Yāta (यात).—p. p.

1) Gone, marched, walked.

2) Passed, departed, gone away.

3) Passed by, elapsed.

4) Attained, reduced or gone to (a state &c.). (See ).

-tam 1 Going, motion; विद्वान् विदामास शनैर्न यातम् (vidvān vidāmāsa śanairna yātam) Śi.3.32; यातं यच्च नितम्बयोर्गुरुतया (yātaṃ yacca nitambayorgurutayā) Ś.2.2.

2) A march.

3) The act of driving an elephant with a goad; Mātaṅga L.8.22.

4) The past time.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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