Upayaj: 4 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upayaj (उपयज्).—m. (P.III.2.73) Name of eleven additional formulas (enumerated in Vāj.6.21.) at a sacrifice; एकादशोपयजः यद्यजन्तमुपयजति तस्मादुपयजो नाम (ekādaśopayajaḥ yadyajantamupayajati tasmādupayajo nāma) Śat. Br.

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

1) Upayaj (उपयज्):—[=upa-yaj] 1. upa-√yaj [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -yajati, -te, to sacrifice in addition to, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra] [commentator or commentary] on [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā vi, 21.]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. upa-yaj f. ([Pāṇini 3-2, 73]) Name of eleven additional formulas at an animal sacrifice (enumerated in [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā vi, 21]), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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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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