Agnihotrin, aka: Agni-hotrin; 3 Definition(s)

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Agnihotrin.—(CII 4), epithet of a Brāhmaṇa performing the agnihotra sacrifice. Note: agnihotrin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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Agnihotrin (अग्निहोत्रिन्).—a. [agnihotra-matvarthe ini]

1) one who practises the Agnihotra, or consecrates and maintains the sacred fire.

2) one who has prepared the sacrificial place.

Agnihotrin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and hotrin (होत्रिन्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnihotrin (अग्निहोत्रिन्).—m. (-trī) One who maintains a perpetual and sacred fire; this is sometimes read agnihotṛ, nom.

(-tā) E. agnihotra, and ṇini, or hṛ to sacrifice, tṛn aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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