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noun Hindu Mythology.
the Vedic god presiding over the underworld.
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Origin of Yama
From the Sanskrit word yama
Words nearby Yama
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How to use Yama in a sentence
Yama survives with her 15-year-old brother, the only family member not stricken by the virus.In Sierra Leone, the Plague Is Closing in Around Us|Ned Eustace|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In shape it is not a simple cone tapering to a slender, pointed summit like Fuji Yama, the great volcano of Japan.Mount Rainier|Various
Indra help thee in thy battles, proud subduer of mankind,Yama in the mightier duty, in the conquest of thy mind!
Southward went the dark-hued Yama with the youth's immortal life, And, for woman's love abideth, followed still the faithful wife.
And over it stood a standard bearing the figure of a Makara with gaping mouth and fierce as Yama.
As thou seekest to slay me, I shall certainly send thee to the abode of Yama.'