Yajati: 9 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yajati : (yaj + a) sacrifices; gives away alms or gifts.

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

Yajati, (yaj, cp. Vedic yajati, yajus, Yajur-veda. To Av. yaƶaitē to sacrifice, Gr. a(/zomai to revere, worship. On etym. cp. also Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v. aestimo.—The Dhtp (62) defines root by “deva-pūjā, saṅgati-karaṇa, dānesu, ” i.e. “said of deva-worship, of assembling, and of gifts. ” Similarly Dhtm 79) to sacrifice, to make an offering (yaññaṃ); to give alms or gifts — In the P. literature it refers (with yañña, sacrifice) either (when critical) to the Brahmanic rites of sacrificing to the gods according to the rules initiated in the Vedas & Vedic literature; or (when dogmatical) to the giving of alms to the bhikkhu. In the latter sense it implies liberal donation of all the necessities of a bhikkhu (see enumerated under yañña). The latter use is by far the more frequent.—The construction is with the Acc. of the deity honoured and the Instr. of the gift.—Pres. yajati D. I, 139; A. I, 168; II, 43, 44; Sn. 505, 509; DA. I, 160.—ppr. yajanto D. I, 52; M. I, 404; Miln. 21; Gen. pl. yajataṃ Sn. 569 (=Vin. I, 246, where reading is jayataṃ).—ppr. med. yajamāna D. I, 138 (mahayaññaṃ); Sn. 506; S. I, 233; J. VI, 502, 505.—imper. 3rd sg. yajatu DA. I, 297; med. yajataṃ D. I, 138 (=detu bhavaṃ DA. I, 300). 2nd sg. yajāhi J. III, 519; PvA. 280, and perhaps at Pv. II, 16 (for T. yāhi). 2nd med. yajassu Sn. 302, 506; J. V, 488 (yaññaṃ), 490 (id.) — Pot. 1st sg. yajeyyaṃ D. I, 134; 3rd pl. yajeyyuṃ J. VI, 211, 215; 3rd sg. med. yajetha Dh. 106 (māse māse sahassena yo y. =dānaṃ dadeyya DhA. II, 231), 108; It. 98; A. II, 43; Sn. 463.—Fut. 2nd sg. yajissasi J. III, 515; 1st sg. yajissāmi J. VI, 527 (pantha-sakuṇaṃ tuyhaṃ maṃsena); 3rd pl. yajissanti J. IV, 184; 1st pl. yajissāma J. VI, 132. ‹-› aor. 1st sg. yajiṃ Th. 1, 341; 3rd sg. ayajī It. 102; yaji Miln. 219, 221.—inf. yajituṃ Miln. 220; yiṭṭhuṃ D. I, 138 (yiṭṭhu-kāma wishing to sacrifice), and yaṭṭhuṃ in °kāma D. II, 244; Sn. 461.—ger. yajitvā D. I, 143; A. II, 44; Sn. 509; J. VI, 137 (puttehi), 202; Pv. II, 956 (datvā+, i.e. spending liberally; cp. PvA. 136); yajitvāna Sn. 303, 979.—grd. yajitabba J. VI, 133 (sabbacatukkena).—pp. yajita & yiṭṭha.—Caus. I. yājeti; Caus. II. yajāpeti (q. v.). (Page 546)

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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

Yajati (यजति).—

1) A technical name for those sacrificial ceremonies to which the verb यजति (yajati) is applied; (see juhoti for further information).

2) The act of offering something with reference to some deity; द्रव्यदवताक्रियार्थस्य यजतिशब्देन प्रत्यायनं क्रियते (dravyadavatākriyārthasya yajatiśabdena pratyāyanaṃ kriyate) | ŚB. on MS.4.2.27.

Derivable forms: yajatiḥ (यजतिः).

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

Yajati (यजति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A term for those sacrifices to which the verb yajati is applied, as distinguished from those rites to which the verb juhoti applies. Sarvajnya-Narayana renders juhoti by upaviṣṭahoma and yajati by tiṣṭhaddhom E. yaja-atica .

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

Yajati (यजति).—3. sing. pres. of yaj. 1. A technical term for those sacrifices which are denoted by the word yajati (cf. juhoti), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 84. 2. m. A sacrifice (ŚKd.).

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

Yajati (यजति).—[masculine] any oblation not burnt ([opposed] juhoti).

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

Yajati (यजति):—[from yaj] m. Name of those sacrificial ceremonies to which the verb yajati is applied (as opp. to juhoti), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (cf. [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti ii, 84]).

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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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