Yena; 2 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

[Yena in Pali glossaries]

yena : (adv.) because of; where.

(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

[Yena in Sanskrit glossaries]

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) Pt.4.

3) Since, because.

(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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