Yajnashesha, Yajñaśeṣa, Yajna-shesha: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Yajñaśeṣa can be transliterated into English as Yajnasesa or Yajnashesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajñaśeṣa (यज्ञशेष).—the remains of a sacrifice; यज्ञशिष्टाशिनः सन्तो मुच्यन्ते सर्वकिल्बिषैः (yajñaśiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarvakilbiṣaiḥ) Bg.3.13; यज्ञशेषं तथामृतम् (yajñaśeṣaṃ tathāmṛtam) Ms.3.285.

Derivable forms: yajñaśeṣaḥ (यज्ञशेषः), yajñaśeṣam (यज्ञशेषम्).

Yajñaśeṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and śeṣa (शेष). See also (synonyms): yajñaśiṣṭa.

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

Yajñaśeṣa (यज्ञशेष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) The relics of a sacrifice or oblation. E. yajña, śeṣa remainder.

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

Yajñaśeṣa (यज्ञशेष).—[masculine] = yajñaśiṣṭa.

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

1) Yajñaśeṣa (यज्ञशेष):—[=yajña-śeṣa] [from yajña > yaj] m. what is left (to be performed) of a s°, [Lāṭyāyana]

2) [v.s. ...] = -śiṣṭa, [Manu-smṛti iii, 285.]

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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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