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Webster 1913 Edition


Yaksha


Yak′sha

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Noun.
[Skr.]
(Hindoo Myth.)
A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth.

Definition 2022


yaksha

yaksha

English

A yaksha statue guarding an entrance of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand

Noun

yaksha (plural yakshas)

  1. (Buddhism, Hinduism) A kind of supernatural being, usually depicted as a benevolent tutelary deity, that attends on Kuvera the god of wealth.
  2. (Southeast Asian mythology) A kind of evil supernatural being, often depicted as having supernatural power, great strength, and frightening appearance; an asura; a demon.