Yajaka, Yājaka, Yajāka: 9 definitions
Yajaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
yājaka : (m.) one who causes to sacrifice.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Yājaka, (adj.) (fr. yaj in its Caus. form yājeti) sacrificing, one who sacrifices, a priest Sn. 312, 313 (=yanna-yājino janā SnA 324), 618 (of a purohita; v. l. BB yācaka). (Page 552)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
yājaka (याजक).—m S yājī m S A sacrificer; i. e. a procurer or effecter of a sacrifice, or an officiating priest at a sacrifice for another.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
yājaka (याजक).—m A sacrificer.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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1) A sacrificer, a sacrificing priest; अयाजयन् महाराजं याजका देववर्चसः (ayājayan mahārājaṃ yājakā devavarcasaḥ) Bhāg.1.74.16.
2) A royal elephant.
3) An elephant in rut.
Derivable forms: yājakaḥ (याजकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A donor, a benefector, a liberal giver of presents, &c. E. yaj to present, Unadi aff. ākan .
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(-kaḥ) 1. An officiating priest, a Brahamana who conducts any part of a sacrifice. 2. A royal elephant. 3. A furious elephant. E. yaj to worship, ṇvul aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yājaka (याजक).—i. e. yaj + aka, m. 1. A sacrificer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 164. 2. A royal elephant. 3. A furious elephant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yajāka (यजाक):—[from yaj] mfn. making offerings, munificent, liberal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Yājaka (याजक):—[from yāj] m. ([from] [Causal]) a sacrificer, (ifc.) one who offers sacrifices or oblations for or to (cf. grāma-, nakṣatra-y), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (-tva n.)
3) [v.s. ...] a royal elephant (also -gaja), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] an elephant in rut, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Starts with: Yajakadi.
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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
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