Yaksha
Yaksha Yak"sha, n. [Skr.] (Hindoo Myth.) A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Yaksha — (Sanskrit यक्ष, IAST|yakṣa , yakkha in Pāli ) is the name of a broad class of nature spirits, usually benevolent, who are caretakers of the natural treasures hidden in the earth and tree roots.cite web url=http://www.britannica.com/eb/article… …   Wikipedia

  • Yaksha — aus Mathura, 1. 2. Jhd. n. Chr. Yaksha (Sanskrit: Yakṣa; Pali: Yakkha) ist die Bezeichnung einer weitläufigen Klasse von Naturgeistern oder Göttern niederen Ranges im Hinduismus und Buddhismus. Die weibliche Form dieser Wesen wird Yakṣī/Yakkhī… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yaksha —   [ jakʃa; Sanskrit »Gestalt«, »Gespenst«] der, / s oder Yak|shini, weibliche Form Yạkshi, schon in vorvedischer Zeit im alten Indien verehrte volkstümliche Berg oder Baumgottheit, Fruchtbarkeitsdämon, Schutzgeist. Im Hinduismus sind die Yakshas …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Yaksha — Rouleau grec soutenu par un Yaksha indien, Amaravati, IIIe siècle, Musée national de Tōkyō. Yaksha (Sanskrit यक्ष, yakṣa , yakkha en Pāli) est le nom d’une grande classe d’esprits de la nature, habituellement bienveillants, qui sont les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • yaksha — (fem. yakshi)    In the VEDA a yaksha was a deity or divinity. Later the term designated certain semidivine beings. These yakshas could change form at will; they lived in caves, mountains, forests, trees, bodies of water, and even magic cities in …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • yaksha — ▪ Hindu mythology also spelled  Yaksa,  Sanskrit  masculine singular Yakṣa, feminine  singular  Yakṣī, or Yakṣinī,        in the mythology of India, a class of generally benevolent nature spirits who are the custodians of treasures that are… …   Universalium

  • YAKSHA —    a species of gnome in the Hindoo mythology …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • yakshá — यक्ष …   Indonesian dictionary

  • yāksha — याक्ष …   Indonesian dictionary

  • yaksha — yak·sha …   English syllables

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