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- proper n. The Hindu lord of death.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Hindu god of death and lord of the underworld
From Sanskrit यम (yáma). (Wiktionary)