Yittha, Yiṭṭha: 3 definitions


Yittha 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

yiṭṭha : (pp. of yajati) sacrificed; bestowed; given away alms or gifts.

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

Yiṭṭha, (pp. of yajati with a petrified sandhi y.; Vedic iṣṭa) med. : having sacrificed D. I, 138 (mahā-yaññaṃ y. rājā).—pass. : sacrificed, (nt.) sacrifice D. I, 55 (dinna, y. huta); explained at DA. I, 165 by “mahāyāgaVbh. 328, (id.); J. I, 83 (y. +huta); IV, 19 (=yajita C.); V, 49; VI, 527.—duyyiṭṭha not properly sacrificed, a sacrifice not according to rites J. VI, 522. In specific Buddhistic sense “given, offered as alms, spent as liberal gift” Vin. I, 36; J. I, 168=A. II, 44; M. I, 82. Dh. 108 (yaṃ kiñci yiṭṭhaṃ va hutaṃ va; DhA. II, 234=yebhuyyena maṅgalakiriya-divasesu dinna-dānaṃ).—suyiṭṭha well given or spent A. II, 44; ThA. 40; Vv 3426 (in both senses; VvA. 155 explains “mahā-yāga-vasena yiṭṭhaṃ”). (Page 556)

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

Yittha (यित्थ):—m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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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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