Yaja, Yāja: 11 definitions


Yaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yāja (याज).—A sage born in Kaśyapa gotra. (For further details, see the word Upayāja and Pāñcālī).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yāja, (fr. yaj; cp. yāja & yājeti) sacrificing, giving alms, liberality (felt as synonymous with cāga, thus influenced by tyaj, cp. Sk. tyājana): see yācayoga;— Nd2 531 (yāye yutta); Vism. 224. (Page 552)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yaja (यज).—

1) A sacrifice.

2) Fire. See यजुस् (yajus).

Derivable forms: yajaḥ (यजः).

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Yāja (याज).—[yaj-ghañ]

1) A sacrificer.

2) Boiled rice.

3) Food in general.

Derivable forms: yājaḥ (याजः).

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

Yāja (याज).—m.

(-jaḥ) Boiled-rice, or generally food. E. yaj to present, aff. ghañ .

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

Yāja (याज).—i. e. yaj + a, m. Food.

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

Yajā (यजा).—[feminine] [Name] of a tutelary goddess.

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Yāja (याज).—[masculine] = [preceding] (—°) or sacrifice.

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

1) Yaja (यज):—[from yaj] m. a word formed to explain yajus, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Yajā (यजा):—[from yaja > yaj] f. Name, of a female tutelary being (mentioned with Sītā, Śamā and Bhūti), [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra]

3) Yāja (याज):—[from yāj] m. a sacrificer (in ati-yāja), [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a sacrifice (cf. upāṃśu-, ṛtu-y etc.)

5) [v.s. ...] boiled rice or any food, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a Brahmarṣi, [Mahābhārata]

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

Yāja (याज):—(jaḥ) 1. m. Boiled rice, food.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yaja in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yāja (ಯಾಜ):—[noun] the performer of a religious sacrifice.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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