Japahoma, Japa-homa: 6 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Japahoma (जपहोम).—muttering prayers as a sacrifice; विधियज्ञाज्जपयज्ञो विशिष्टो दशभिर्गुणैः (vidhiyajñājjapayajño viśiṣṭo daśabhirguṇaiḥ) Ms.2.85; Y.1.11; Ms.1.111.

Derivable forms: japahomaḥ (जपहोमः).

Japahoma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms japa and homa (होम). See also (synonyms): japayajña.

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

Japahoma (जपहोम).—m. the oblation consisting in prayers, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 111. Darvī, m. oblation with a spoon, Mahābhārata 2, 537 ().

Japahoma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms japa and homa (होम).

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

Japahoma (जपहोम).—[masculine] sgl. & [plural] the same or ( = [dual]) muttered prayers and ablations.

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

1) Japahoma (जपहोम):—[=japa-homa] [from japa > jap] m. sg. and [plural] muttering prayers as a religious offering, [Manu-smṛti x, 111]

2) [v.s. ...] [xi, 34; Mahābhārata xii, 3756; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā vli, 51 and 58]

3) [v.s. ...] (maka), [Rudrayāmala ii, 8, 1]

4) [v.s. ...] m. [dual number] a muttered prayer and an offering, [Śāktānanda-taraṅgiṇī xii.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Japahoma (जपहोम):—m.

1) Sg. und Pl. eine im Hermurmeln von Gebeten bestehende Spende. [Mahābhārata 12,102,4] ist wohl homaṃśca zu lesen. —

2) Du. ein herzumurmelndes Gebet und eine Spende [Aufrecht 103,a,10.]

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