yaksha

noun, often capitalized
yak·​sha
variants: or less commonly yaksa \ ˈyəkshə \
plural -s

Definition of yaksha

: a local tutelary spirit or earth jinni of India regarded as a patron of wealth and fertility

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History and Etymology for yaksha

Sanskrit yakṣa

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“Yaksha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yaksha. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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