Yavasuka, aka: Yavasūka, Yavashuka, Yāvaśūka, Yavaśūka, Yava-shuka; 2 Definition(s)


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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yavasūka : (m.) the beard of barley.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: 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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