Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In early Hindu myth., the first mortal, son of the sun (Vivasvant) and progenitor of the human race, who went first to the other world, and ruled as king of those who followed him thither; later, the god of departed spirits and the appointed judge and punisher of the dead. He is in modern Hindu art generally represented as crowned and seated on a buffalo, which he guides by the horns. He is four-armed, and of austere countenance. In one hand he holds a mace, in another a noose which is used to draw out of the bodies of men the souls which are doomed to appear before his judgment-seat. His garments are of the color of flre; his skin is of a bluish green.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Hindoo Myth.) The king of the infernal regions, corresponding to the Greek Pluto, and also the judge of departed souls. In later times he is more exclusively considered the dire judge of all, and the tormentor of the wicked. He is represented as of a green color, with red garments, having a crown on his head, his eyes inflamed, and sitting on a buffalo, with a club and noose in his hands.
- n. Hindu god of death and lord of the underworld
- From Sanskrit यम (yáma). (Wiktionary)
“Nachiketas, where the name Yama, the Indian god of the lower world, bears an obvious resemblance to the Japanese yomi (hades), as does, indeed, the whole Indian myth of Yami and Yama to that of Izanagi and”
“Niitaka Yama is the highest mountain in the Japanese Empire.”
“To climb Niitaka Yama is to accomplish one of the greatest feats—in other words, undertake the task for carrying out assigned operations. 1208 signifies the 12 month, 8th day, Item time.”
“Transmission of the message to the entire Japanese Navy took most of the night hours; see Kanya Miyauchi Niitaka Yama Nobore 1208 Tokyo: Rikkyou Shuppan, 1976, p.”
“Without doubt, that abode of Yama, which is always the goal of persons of righteous deeds, that delightful mansion, illuminated today by thy own splendours, is rendered exceedingly beautiful by thee.”
“For the 29 systems of the Kaigun Ango, see Kanya Miyauchi, Niitaka Yama Nobore.”
“The kids got to see lots of differant animals and birds (Jove's new words for the day were "Yama" for Llama and "Peacock"!) and to ride on all sorts of things including a roundabout ....”
“Thus asked by high-souled father, Nachiketa who had seen every thing with his own eyes, made the following answer unto him in the midst of the Rishis, 'In obedience to thy command I proceeded to the extensive region of Yama which is possessed of a delightful effulgence.”
“The best introduction to "Yama," however, can be given in Kuprin's own words, as uttered by the reporter Platonov.”
“That is why "Yama" is a "tremendous, staggering, and truthful book -- a terrific book.”
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