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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Hindoo Myth.) A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth.

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  • noun Buddhism a spirit that watches over the treasures hidden in the earth and tree roots

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit यक्ष (yakṣa).

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