Gramayajaka, Grāmayājaka, Grama-yajaka: 8 definitions
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
grāmayājaka (ग्रामयाजक).—m (S) The village-priest; one who conducts the ceremonies for all classes.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) 'the village priest,' a priest who conducts the religious ceremonies for all classes and is consequently considered as a degraded Brāhmaṇa; Manusmṛti 4.25.
2) the attendant of an idol.
Derivable forms: grāmayājakaḥ (ग्रामयाजकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) The village priest, one who conducts the ceremonies for any or all classes, and is consequently considered as a degraded Brahman; it also applies to the attendant of an idol. E. grāma a village, yaj to sacrifice, in the causal form, affix vun; also with ṇini affix grāmayājin.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Grāmayājaka (ग्रामयाजक).—m. one who sacrifices for a village, Mahābhārata 3, 13355.
Grāmayājaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms grāma and yājaka (याजक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Grāmayājaka (ग्रामयाजक):—[=grāma-yājaka] [from grāma] mfn. offering sacrifices or conducting the ceremonies for every member of a community including unworthy persons (doing it out of avarice), [Gautama-dharma-śāstra xv, 16; Mahābhārata iii, 13355 and xii, 2874.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Grāmayājaka (ग्रामयाजक):—[grāma-yājaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. The village priest; attendant of an idol.
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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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Ends with: Nakshatragramayajaka.
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