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Yama

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Yama Hindu god of death and lord of the underworld
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yama (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Yama 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yama yam′a in Hindu mythology, the first mortal progenitor of the human race.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. yama, a twin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans.

Usage

In literature:

King Yama, ruler of the dominion, rushed forth to learn the cause of this wonderful change.
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
I could see him wave his arm, and already I saw visions of dry land again, and a disappointed Yama!
"Caves of Terror" by Talbot Mundy
INDRA help thee in thy battles, proud subduer of mankind, YAMA in the mightier duty, in the conquest of thy mind!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
Long, long Yama gazed after her, but she had disappeared utterly.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
The ghastly specter Death, the stern king Yama, Awaiteth all of us.
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
Arashi-yama is famous for its cherry blossoms.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The original character of the Hindu lord of the Otherworld, Yama, is obscured by the variety of the descriptions of him in the documents.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
In days of yore how YAMA'S sceptre shone!
"The Birth of the War-God" by Kalidasa
Then she added: 'But when the sightless sees the unseen, make your peace with Yama.
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
The mother of Yama, the wedded wife of the great Vivasvat, disappeared.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
Yama ordered me to go and fetch him to his world.
"Tales of the Sun" by Mrs. Howard Kingscote
I am Yama (Pluto), I am come here for the purpose of carrying away thy dead husband, as his days upon earth are numbered.
"The Hindoos as they Are" by Shib Chunder Bose
Yama is the son of Vivasvat, the brilliant, the shining, the giver of light; and in the Avesta Yima is the son of Vivanghana.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
In another Vedic hymn we have the sister Yami, who seduces her brother Yamas.
"Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Over these ceremonies of Sradhi presides Yama, in his character of Sradhadeva, or lord of the obsequies.
"The Masculine Cross" by Anonymous
Our father shall not go to the realms of Yama unattended.
"A Prince of Dreamers" by Flora Annie Steel
Sri Yama himself; look at his nose!
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
Intrust him, O Yama, to thy two watch-dogs, four-eyed, road-guarding, and man-observing.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Yoshino-gawa 149 Yahazu-yama (Tosa) Tokushima (Awa).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
Izu-no-Oshima is remarkable for its smoking volcano, Mihara-yama (2461 ft.), a conspicuous object to all ships bound for Yokohama.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

I dreamed I was in fair Niphon.
Amid tea-fields I journeyed on,
Reclined in my jinrikishaw;
Across the rolling plains I saw
The lordly Fusi-yama rise,
His blue cone lost in bluer skies.
"A Dream Of Bric-A-Brac" by John Hay

In news:

Each each weekday I'll have your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Kushi Yama .
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum curator Rick Chandler and volunteer Cameron Stahl bag artifacts found in a former garbage dump used by the residents of Yama, a long-lost village that was home to the island's first Japanese immigrants.
We got a chance to talk to Senior Prankster Michael Yama .
Photos courtesy of Yama Asian Fusion.
Yama means 'mountain' in Japanese.
And you don't have to climb Mount Fuji to enjoy the delicacies at Yama Asian Fusion.
The phrases " yama girl" and "power spot" both appeared in Jiyu Kokuminsha's list of the year's popular Japanese expressions, reflecting the fact that during 2010 Japan's hills were alive with hordes of young female hikers.
Owner-chef Yama Kim moves gracefully and quietly behind a long stone bar.
They are two of the more than 50 artful maki creations offered at Yama Sushi.
Sushi Yama Siam mixes it up with a Thai-Japanese menu.
Press Photo/Katie Barnes On the menu: Sushi- Yama 's rainbow roll.
Yama -Q has a sushi bar and a simple dining room with about a dozen tables.
Yamas Mediterranean Grill, Lyon Hall, The Bombay Club.
At Yama Sushi, serious food in a lighthearted setting.
The Sushi and Sashimi Combo at Yama Sushi in Ellicott City.
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In science:

F ) corrections to the Yama ji angles, although as can be seen in Fig. 2, these are not large, and they are not important for our discussion here.] The convention used here for n is that the nth minimum follows the nth maximum and n begins at zero.
Temperature Dependence of Interlayer Magnetoresistance in Anisotropic Layered Metals
Thus the pairing correlations are enhanced near the point at which the antibonding band moves through the Fermi level [Noack et al. 1995 and 1997, Yama ji and Shimoi 1994].
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
Yama ji, Organic Superconductors (Springer, Berlin, 1990).
Instabilities of the Hubbard chain in a magnetic field
Yama ji for stimulating discussions on this point. Y.
Phase diagram of the t-U^2 Hamiltonian of the weak coupling Hubbard model
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