Yajnashila, Yajñaśīla, Yajna-shila: 4 definitions


Yajnashila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Yajñaśīla can be transliterated into English as Yajnasila or Yajnashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajñaśīla (यज्ञशील).—a. zealously performing sacrifice; यद् धनं यज्ञशीलानां देवस्वं तद् विदुर्बुधाः (yad dhanaṃ yajñaśīlānāṃ devasvaṃ tad vidurbudhāḥ) Ms.11.2.

Yajñaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and śīla (शील).

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

Yajñaśīla (यज्ञशील).—[adjective] zealous about offering sacrifices.

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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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