Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a spirit that watches over the treasures hidden in the earth and tree roots

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hindu mythology, one of a class of demigods who attend Kuvera, the god of riches, and guard his treasures.


From Sanskrit यक्ष (yakṣa). (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.