Yodha; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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yodha : (m.) a soldier.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Yodha, (cp. Vedic yodha; fr. yudh) a warrior, soldier, fighter, champion Vin. I, 73 (yodhā yuddh’âbhinandino ... pabbajjaṃ yāciṃsu); J. I, 180; Miln. 293.

—ājīva one who lives by battle or war, a soldier S. IV, 308=A. III, 94; A. I, 284; II, 170, 202; III, 89 sq. (five kinds); Sn. 617, 652; Pug. 65, 69.—hatthin a war elephant DhA. I, 168. (Page 559)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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

Yodha (योध).—[yudh-ac]

1) A warrior, soldier, combatant; सहास्मदीयैरपि योधमुख्यैः (sahāsmadīyairapi yodhamukhyaiḥ) Mb.; वसन्तयोधः समुपागतः प्रिये (vasantayodhaḥ samupāgataḥ priye) Ṛs.6.1; Bg.11.26.

2) War, battle.

Derivable forms: yodhaḥ (योधः).

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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