Yavasuka, Yavasūka, Yavashuka, Yāvaśūka, Yavaśūka, Yava-shuka: 5 definitions


Yavasuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Yāvaśūka and Yavaśūka can be transliterated into English as Yavasuka or Yavashuka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yavasūka : (m.) the beard of barley.

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

Yavasūka refers to: the awn or beard of corn (barley) A. I, 8; S. V, 10, 48. (Page 551)

Note: yavasūka is a Pali compound consisting of the words yava and sūka.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yāvaśūka (यावशूक).—Salt-petre.

Derivable forms: yāvaśūkaḥ (यावशूकः).

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Yavaśūka (यवशूक).—an alkaline salt prepared from the ashes of burnt barley-straw, nitre.

Derivable forms: yavaśūkaḥ (यवशूकः).

Yavaśūka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yava and śūka (शूक). See also (synonyms): yavaśūkaja.

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

Yavaśūka (यवशूक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Nitre, salt-petre. E. yava barley, śūka the beard of corn.

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Yāvaśūka (यावशूक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Nitre, salt-petre. E. yava barley, śūka the spike, aṇ aff.

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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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