Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 11:15
Transliteration of Sanskrit यक्ष (yakṣa).
夜叉 (hiragana やしゃ, romaji yasha)
- a yaksha: a broad class of nature spirits or minor deities who appear in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mythology. May be male or female, benevolent or malevolent.
- (Buddhism) in Buddhism, yakshas are held to be followers of 毘沙門天 (Bishamonten, “Vaiśravaṇa, the chief of the Four Heavenly Kings”), and guardians of the north
- (figuratively) a demon
- ano on'a no ko wa okoru to masa ni yasha no yō da yo.
- When that girl gets angry, she's a real demon.
- 夜叉 (やしゃ)が馬 (うま)を見 (み)たよう (yasha ga uma o mitayō): "like when the yaksha saw the horse" → an expression of extreme happiness, from a story of a yaksha who lost his horse