Yauna: 10 definitions


Yauna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Yaun.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yauna (यौन).—A particular caste. Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 207, states that they were Caṇḍālas and were as ignorant as animals and birds.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yauna (यौन).—a. (- f.) [योनितः योनिसंबन्धात् आगतम् अण् (yonitaḥ yonisaṃbandhāt āgatam aṇ)]

1) Uterine.

2) Resulting form marriage, matrimonial; नैतैः (naitaiḥ) ... ब्राह्मान् यौनांश्च संबन्धानाचरेद् ब्राह्मणः सह (brāhmān yaunāṃśca saṃbandhānācared brāhmaṇaḥ saha) Ms.2.4.

-nam 1 Marriage, matrimonial alliance; Ms.11.18.

2) The origin (yoni); यत्राग्नियौनाश्च वसन्ति लोकाः (yatrāgniyaunāśca vasanti lokāḥ) Mb.13.12.25.

3) The ceremony on conception.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yauna (यौन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Relating to the womb or place of origin, uterine: 2. Connected by female alliance, marriage, &c. E. yoni and aṇ aff.

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

Yauna (यौन).—i. e. yoni + a, I. adj. 1. Relating to the womb, uterine. 2. Connubial, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 157; 2, 40. Ii. (n.), Contracting affinity, Man, 11, 180.

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

Yauna (यौन).—[neuter] relating to marriage or connected by it; [neuter] matrimonial connection.

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

1) Yauna (यौन):—1. yauna mf(ī)n. ([from] yoni) relating to the womb or place of birth, uterine, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) relating to or resulting from or connected by marriage, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) n. matrimonial connection, conjugal alliance, relationship by marriage, [ib.]

4) the ceremony on conception (= garbhādhāna), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) matrimonial duties, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) (ifc.) produced from (e.g. agniy), [Mahābhārata]

7) 2. yauna m. [plural] Name of a people ([probably] = yavana), [Mahābhārata]

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

Yauna (यौन):—[(naḥ-nī-naṃ) a.] Of the womb or birth.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yauna 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yauna (यौन) [Also spelled yaun]:—(a) sexual; vaginal; -[graṃthi] sex complex; —[tṛpti] sexual gratification; —[manovijñāna] sex psychology; ~[roga] venereal disease; —[varjanā] sexual inhibition; —[vikṛti] sexual perversion; —[vijñāna] sexology; ~[vaijñānika] sexologist; sexological; —[saṃbaṃdha] sexual relations.

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