Agnihotri, Agnihōtrī, Agnihotrī, Agnihotṛ, Agni-hotri: 3 definitions


Agnihotri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Agnihotṛ can be transliterated into English as Agnihotr or Agnihotri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agnihōtrī (अग्निहोत्री).—m (S) A Brahman that maintains a perpetual fire. 2 Applied jocosely to a perpetual tobacco smoker.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agnihōtrī (अग्निहोत्री).—m One who preserves perpetual fire.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnihotṛ (अग्निहोतृ).—Ved. sacrificing to Agni, having Agni for a priest; Rv.1.66.8.

Agnihotṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and hotṛ (होतृ). See also (synonyms): agnihut.

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Agnihotrī (अग्निहोत्री).—Sacrificial cow; तामग्निहोत्रीमृषयो जगृहु- र्ब्रह्मवादिनः (tāmagnihotrīmṛṣayo jagṛhu- rbrahmavādinaḥ) Bhāg.8.8.2.

Agnihotrī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and hotrī (होत्री).

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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