Yatna: 14 definitions
Yatna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Yatn.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
1) Yatna (यत्न).—Effort in the utterance of a letter; the word which is generally used for such an effort is प्रयत्न (prayatna). This effort is described to be of two kinds आभ्यन्तर (ābhyantara) internal i.e. below the 37 root of the tongue and बाह्य (bāhya) above the root of the tongue i.e. inside the mouth; cf. यत्नं द्विधा (yatnaṃ dvidhā) | आभ्यन्तरो बाह्यश्च (ābhyantaro bāhyaśca) | S. K. on P. I. 1.9;
2) Yatna.—Specific effort, by adding a word to a rule for drawing some inference, with a view to removing some technical difficulty: cf तेन पयो धावती-त्यादौ यत्नान्तरमास्थेयम् (tena payo dhāvatī-tyādau yatnāntaramāstheyam) Kaas. on P. VIII. 2. 25. The phrase कर्तव्योत्र यत्नः (kartavyotra yatnaḥ) often occurs in the Mahaabhaasya.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study
Yatna (यत्न) refers to one of the five stages of the development of the plot of an epic poem (i.e., Kāryāvasthā).
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
yatna (यत्न).—m (S) Effort, exertion, endeavor: also an effort or endeavor.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
yatna (यत्न).—m Effort, exertion; endeavour.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yatna (यत्न).—[yat-bhāve naṅ]
1) An effort, exertion, attempt, endeavour, trial; यत्ने कृते यदि न सिध्यति कोऽत्रं दोषः (yatne kṛte yadi na sidhyati ko'traṃ doṣaḥ) H. Pr. 31; Bh.2.5.
2) Diligence, assiduity, perseverance.
3) Care, zeal, watchfulness, vigilance; महान् हि यत्नस्तव देवदारौ (mahān hi yatnastava devadārau) R.2.56; प्रतिपात्रमाधीयतां यत्नः (pratipātramādhīyatāṃ yatnaḥ) Ś.1.
4) Pains, trouble, labour, difficulty; शेषाङ्गनिर्माणविधौ विधातुर्लावण्य उत्पाद्य इवास यत्नः (śeṣāṅganirmāṇavidhau vidhāturlāvaṇya utpādya ivāsa yatnaḥ) Ku.1.35;7.66; R.7.14. (yatnena ind. with great effort, diligently, carefully. yatnataḥ carefully, zealously, sedulously; guṇavadaguṇavad vā kurvatā kāryamādau pari- ṇatiravadhāryā yatnataḥ paṇḍitena Bh.2.99. yatnāt
1) with great effort.
2) diligently, vigorously, zealously.
3) in spite of every effort.
Derivable forms: yatnaḥ (यत्नः).
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Yatna (यत्न).—See under यत् (yat).
See also (synonyms): yatta.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tnaḥ) Effort, exertion, perseverance, energy. E. yat to endeavour strenuously or continuously, aff. naṅ .
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Yatna (यत्न).—Ind. 1. Where, in what place. 2. When. 3. Because, since, as that. E. yad what, and tral aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yatna (यत्न).—[yat + na], m. 1. Effort, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 133; 99 (yatnāt, in spite of every effort), perseverance, energy, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 88. 2. Will, Bhāṣāp. 4. 3. Diligence,
Yatna (यत्न).—[masculine] endeavour, effort, labour, pains about ([locative] or —°). °—, [instrumental], [ablative] & [adverb] in tas with effort, diligently, carefully; yatnaṃ kṛ take pains, strive after, endeavour at ([locative] or infin.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yatna (यत्न):—[from yat] a m. activity of will, volition, aspiring after, [Kaṇāda’s Vaiśeṣika-sūtra; Bhāṣāpariccheda]
2) [v.s. ...] performance, work, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra]
3) [v.s. ...] (also [plural]) effort, exertion, energy, zeal, trouble, pains, care, endeavour after ([locative case] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (yatnaṃ with √kṛ, ā-√sthā, samā-√sthā, ā-√dhā and [locative case] or [infinitive mood], ‘to make an effort or attempt’, ‘take trouble or pains for’; yatnena or tnais, ‘with effort’, ‘carefully’, ‘eagerly’, ‘strenuously’ [also yatna [in the beginning of a compound]]; yatnenāpi, ‘in spite of every effort’; yatnair vinā, ‘without eff°’; yatnāt, with or notwithstanding eff°; mahato yatnāt ‘, with great eff°’, ‘very carefully’)
4) [v.s. ...] a special or express remark or statement, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]
5) b yatya See p.841, [columns] 1 and 2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yatna (यत्न):—(tnaḥ) 1. m. Effort, perseverance.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Yatna (यत्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jatta.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Yatna (यत्न) [Also spelled yatn]:—(nm) effort, endeavour; attempt; care; ~[pūrvaka] with effort/attempt; with care; ~[vatī] feminine form of ~[vāna; ~vāna/śīla] making effort, effortive.
2) Yatna in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) torture, torment..—yatna (यातना) is alternatively transliterated as Yātanā.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with (+18): Abhyantaraprayatna, Akritaprayatna, Apratiyatna, Aprayatna, Asyaprayatna, Atiprayatna, Atiyatna, Atmaprayatna, Ayatna, Bahyaprayatna, Bhagirathaprayatna, Dirghaprayatna, Ekaprayatna, Haraprayatna, Kritaghatayatna, Kritaprayatna, Kritayatna, Laghuprayatna, Mriduprayatna, Niprayatna.
Full-text (+47): Ayatna, Sayatna, Yatnatas, Kritaghatayatna, Niryatna, Yatnakshepa, Yatnavat, Prayatna, Ayatnakarin, Yatana, Yatnika, Pratiyatna, Ayatnatas, Yatnavattva, Prayatnaprekshaniya, Sarvayatnavat, Niryatnata, Prayatnamuktasana, Ayatnavat, Prayatnacchid.
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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 42 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
Text 6 < [Chapter 4 - Caturtha-yāma-sādhana (Madhyāhna-kālīya-bhajana–ruci-bhajana)]
Text 15 < [Chapter 4 - Caturtha-yāma-sādhana (Madhyāhna-kālīya-bhajana–ruci-bhajana)]
Vaisheshika-sutra with Commentary (by Nandalal Sinha)
Sūtra 5.1.13 (Non-volitional action in the body described) < [Chapter 1 - Of Voluntary Action]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.5.70 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Verse 3.3.122 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 10.1 < [Chapter 10 - Vibhūti-yoga (appreciating the opulences of the Supreme Lord)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 5 - Conclusion (2): Final Note < [Chapter LII - Elimination of the Triple Poison]
Appendix 6 - Prajñā or Prajñāpāramitā as ‘the Mother of the Buddhas’ < [Chapter LII - Elimination of the Triple Poison]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)