Yena: 9 definitions


Yena 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yena : (adv.) because of; where.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yena (येन).—ind. (Strictly instr. sing. of yad used adverbially)

1) Whereby, by which, wherefore, on which account, by means of which; किं तद् येन मनो हर्तुमलं स्यातां न शृण्वताम् (kiṃ tad yena mano hartumalaṃ syātāṃ na śṛṇvatām) R.15.64;14.74.

2) So that; दर्शय तं चौरसिंहं येन व्यापादयामि (darśaya taṃ caurasiṃhaṃ yena vyāpādayāmi) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4.

3) Since, because.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Yena (येन).—where (rare in Sanskrit Epic.: prādravad yena vai saraḥ Mahābhārata Cr. ed. 3.137.15; common in Pali, especially yena… tena): yena daridravīthī tatrāsmākam…Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 103.8, where the street of the poor is, there we (shall easily get food); gaccha tvaṃ bhoḥ puruṣa yenākāṅkṣasi Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 105.5, go where you like; even used of time, so 'yaṃ kṣaṇo… vadāmi yeneha ca bhūtaniścayam Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 45.14, and this is the moment at which (yena) I shall declare the true nature of things; especially common in yena…tena, where…there, as yena bhagavāṃs tenopasaṃkrāmann Lalitavistara 4.15; similarly Lalitavistara 50.17; Mahāvastu i.35.1; 54.13; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 3.3; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 75.3; Divyāvadāna 64.16; Avadāna-śataka i.8.7; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 5.2; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 3b.5; common everywhere; yena yenaiva prakrāmet tena tenaiva…añjalīkaraṇīyaḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 227.9, wherever he goes, he is to be revered; yena bha- gavāṃs tenāñjaliṃ praṇamya Mahāvyutpatti 6278; Kāraṇḍavvūha 8.14; similarly Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 9.8, etc. Without correlative yena: tena tenaiva, in that same place, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 73.10. See also next three.

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

Yena (येन).—Ind. (Inst. sing of yat, used as an adverb.) 1. By which means, wherefore, whereby. 2. As, so that.

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

Yena (येन).—([instrumental] [adverb] & [conjunctive]) whither, where, in what manner, wherefore, why, that (quod or ut).

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

1) Yena (येन):—ind. ([instrumental case] of 3. ya) by whom or by which, by means of which, by which way, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) in which direction, whither, where, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) in which manner, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti]

4) on which account, in consequence of which, wherefore, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) because, since, as, [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

6) that, so that, in order that (with [present tense] or [future] or [Potential])

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

Yena (येन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jeṇa.

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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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