Anuvakya, Anuvākyā: 7 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anuvākyā (अनुवाक्या).—[vac-ṇyat-kutvam] A verse recited by the Hotṛ priest, in which the god is invoked to accept the offering prepared for him, or a sort of priest; वाक्यलक्षणविदोऽनुवाक्यया (vākyalakṣaṇavido'nuvākyayā) Śiśupālavadha 14.2 (praśāstṛpāṭhyā tadabhāve hātṛpāṭhyā devatāhvānī ṛk Malli.).

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

Anuvākyā (अनुवाक्या).—f.

(-kyā) A prayer or formula from the Vedas, E. anu, and vākyā a formula.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anuvākya (अनुवाक्य).—[adjective] to be repeated or recited; [feminine] kṛyā invitatory prayer ([ritual or religion]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anuvākya (अनुवाक्य):—[=anu-vākya] [from anu-vac] mfn. to be recited, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] to be repeated, reiterated, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa]

3) Anuvākyā (अनुवाक्या):—[=anu-vākyā] [from anu-vac] f. the verse to be recited by the Hotṛ or Maitrāvaruṇa priest, in which the god is invoked to partake of the offering intended for him, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anuvākyā (अनुवाक्या):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-kyā) The name of such verses of the Ṛgveda as are recited by the priest Hotṛ (q. v.), when the deity is invoked by him to partake of the Havis or clarified butter. This word is found frequently together with yājyā (q. v.), the name of those hymns of the same Veda which are recited by the Hotṛ when the Havis-oblation is actually made. The Anuvākyās are spoken in a slow or as it were drawling tone, while the Yājyās are recited quickly. According to the Mīmāṃsā no priest but the Hotṛ is allowed to recite either of them. Compare also puronuvākyā and yājyānuvākyā. E. vac with anu, kṛtya aff. ṇyat.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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