Yajin, Yājin: 3 definitions

Introduction

Yajin 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Yājin, (adj.) (fr. yāja) sacrificing SnA 324 (yañña°). (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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajin (यजिन्).—a.

1) A worshipper, sacrificer.

2) Honouring, adoring.

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Yājin (याजिन्).—a.

1) (At the end of comp.) Sacrificing; सोमयाजिन् (somayājin).

2) Worshipping, adoring.

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

Yājin (याजिन्).—m. (-jī) Sacrificing, one who officiats at a sacrifice. E. yaj to sacrifice, ghinuṇ aff.

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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. 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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