Yenaiva: 1 definition



Yenaiva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Yenaiva (येनैव).—[, according to Senart, either…or: Mahāvastu i.298.22 f. But the first yenaiva is Senart's own im- probable em.; read with one ms. kāyena (instead of yenaiva) vācā…(standard association of kāya and vāc!); in the next line yenaiva (Senart adds ca, but vā is more likely and better metrically) karmasabhāgatāye, yenaiva = precisely because of which (meritorious gifts just mentioned).]

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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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