Yata, Yāta, Yatā: 16 definitions


Yata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Tamil. 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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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Yāta (यात) refers to “going”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, you must understand, in reality, substance is not acknowledged in a mass of foam, the trunk of a plantain tree or in the body of human beings. The planets, moon, sun, stars and seasons go and come (yātāyāta) [but] certainly for embodied souls bodies do not [go and come] even in a dream”.

Synonyms: Gamana, Gata.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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; explained 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 explanation). ‹-› Cp. saṃyata & see also yatta. (Page 548)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yāta (यात) [or याती, yātī].—f (jāti S) Division or distinction among men, caste: also an order or a class, a tribe, a caste. Ex. kōṇayātī kōṇavarṇa ||.

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yāta (यात).—p S Gone. 2 Obtained, gained, got.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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yāta (यात).—p Gone. Obtained.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yata (यत).—p. p. [yam-kta]

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

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

3) Limited, moderate; see यम् (yam).

-tam The spurring of an elephant by means of the rider's feet; Mātaṅga 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) Śiśupālavadha 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yata (यत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Governed, controlled. 2. Limited, restrained. n.

(-taṃ) The stirring of an elephant by means of the rider’s feet. E. yam to check, kta aff.

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Yāta (यात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Gone, went. 2. Obtained, got. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Driving or guiding an elephant with a goad. 2. Going, motion. 3. The pastime. E. yat to endeavour, or to go, aff. śa .

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

Yata (यत).—[adjective] held, restrained, checked, controlled.

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Yāta (यात).—[adjective] gone, passed, etc.; [neuter] gait, march, motion; (*the place where a person has gone); the past time.

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

1) Yata (यत):—a See under √yam, p.845.

2) [from yam] b mfn. restrained, held in, held forth, kept down or limited, subdued, governed, controlled etc., [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (cf. [compound] below)

3) [v.s. ...] n. restraint (?) See yataṃ-kara

4) [v.s. ...] the spurring or guiding of an elephant by means of the rider’s feet, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Yāta (यात):—[from ] a mfn. gone, proceeded, marched (n. also [impersonal or used impersonally]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

6) [v.s. ...] gone away, fled, escaped, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] passed by, elapsed, [Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira]

8) [v.s. ...] entered upon, pursued (as a path), [Rāmāyaṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] gone to, come or fallen into ([accusative] [locative case], or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] situated (as a heavenly body), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

11) [v.s. ...] become, turned out (kva tad yātam, what has become of this?), [Harivaṃśa]

12) [v.s. ...] known, understood, [Patañjali]

13) [v.s. ...] n. motion, progress, gait, course, drive, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

14) [v.s. ...] the place where a person has gone, [Pāṇini 2-3, 68 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

15) [v.s. ...] the past time (opp. to an-āgatam, the future), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

16) [v.s. ...] the guiding or driving of an elephant with a goad, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

17) b etc. See p. 849, col. 2.

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

1) Yata (यत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Restrained.

2) Yāta (यात):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Gone; got. n. Driving an elephant.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Yata (यत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jaya, Jāya, Yaṃta.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yata 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yata (ಯತ):—

1) [adjective] lifted up; raised.

2) [adjective] stretched forward; held out.

3) [adjective] controlled; regulated.

4) [adjective] limited; curbed.

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Yata (ಯತ):—

1) [noun] the act of running.

2) [noun] the act of urging an elephant by proding the animal with the feet by its driver.

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Yāta (ಯಾತ):—

1) [noun] the act or process of going up, ascending, climbing.

2) [noun] a manually operated instrument working on the principle of the lever, used for lifting water from below, usu. from a well; a water-lift.

3) [noun] a manually operated instrument having a long beam turning on a pivot and a pounding club at one end used to hull paddy; a paddy-pound.

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Yāta (ಯಾತ):—[adjective] gone forward; moved ahead.

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Yāta (ಯಾತ):—

1) [noun] the act of going, travelling.

2) [noun] the act of urging an elephant move forward by goading.

3) [noun] foot-soldiers collectively, of an army; infantry.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Yatā (யதா) adverb < yathā. According as, in the same manner as; எவ்வாறு. [evvaru.] (W.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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