Hotraka: 8 definitions

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Introduction:

Hotraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Hotraka (होत्रक):—Son of Kāñcana (son of Bhīma, who was the son of Vijaya). He had a son named Jahnu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.2-3)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hotraka (होत्रक).—A son of Kāñcana and father of Janhu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 3.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Hotraka (होत्रक) in the Aitareya-brāhmaṇa denotes ‘assistant of the Hotṛ’ priest.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hotraka (होत्रक).—An assistant of the Hotṛ.

Derivable forms: hotrakaḥ (होत्रकः).

See also (synonyms): hotṛka.

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

Hotraka (होत्रक).—[masculine] the assistant of the Hotṛ, also chief priest i.[grammar]

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

1) Hotraka (होत्रक):—[from hotṛ] m. an inferior Hotṛ priest or an assistant of the H° (in a wider sense applied to all the chief priests; cf. under hotṛ), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Kāñcana, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Hotraka (होत्रक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Same as hotṛ.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Hotraka (होत्रक):—(von hotra) m.

1) Gehilfe des Hotar, im weitern Sinne Bez. sämmtlicher Hauptpriester. Nach dem Comm. zu [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 1, 2, 26] heissen so in den Sūtra die zwölf Ṛtvij nach Abrechnung der vier Hauptpriester (mukhya), nicht aber eine Siebenoder Dreizahl (s. unter hotar). [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 2, 36.] praṇetā hotrakāṇāṃ maitrāvaruṇaḥ [6, 6.] die drei (nach Comm.) [8. 13. fg.] mukhyānpṛthagghotrakāḥ [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 5, 6, 17.] śastriṇaḥ heissen Praśāstar, Brāhmaṇācchaṃsin und Acchāvāka (vgl. [Sāyaṇa] zu [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 2,] [36) 10, 10. 15, 13. 16, 1. 6, 1, 1. 4, 1. 7, 4, 1. 8, 2, 1. 9, 5, 5. 10, 4. 10, 10, 10.] [GṚHY. 1, 23, 12.] die drei [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 7, 7, 6. 14, 4. 25, 13. 13, 10, 5.] —

2) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Kāñcana [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 15, 3.] — Vgl. caturhotraka .

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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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