Yajya, Yājya: 8 definitions


Yajya 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajya (यज्य).—a.

1) Fit to be worshipped, adorable.

-jyā, -jyam 1 Worshipping.

2) A sacrifice.

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Yājya (याज्य).—a.

1) To be sacrificed.

2) Sacrificial.

3) One for whom a sacrifice is performed.

4) One who is allowed by Śāstras to sacrifice.

-jyaḥ 1 A sacrificer, the institutor of a sacrifice; याज्यात्मजमथो दृष्ट्वा (yājyātmajamatho dṛṣṭvā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13. 93.27.

2) The performer of a sacrifice for another.

-jyam The presents or fee received for officiating at a sacrifice.

-jyā a sacrificial text or verse, Ṛik (recited at the offering of an oblation); याज्यया यजनकर्मिणोऽत्यजन् (yājyayā yajanakarmiṇo'tyajan) Śiśupālavadha 1.14.2.

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

Yājya (याज्य).—mfn.

(-jyaḥ-jyā-jyaṃ) To be offered or sacrificed. m.

(-jyaḥ) A sacrificer, the person for whom it is performed. n.

(-jyaṃ) Property or presents derived from officiating at sacrifices. E. yaj to worship, ṇyat aff.

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

Yājya (याज्य).—[adjective] for whom or what is sacrificed; [masculine] sacrificer or tutor of a sacrifice, [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

— [feminine] yājyā the consecrating text, poss. yājyavant.

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

1) Yajya (यज्य):—[from yaj] mfn. to be worshipped etc.

2) [v.s. ...] nf (ā). See deva-y.

3) Yājya (याज्य):—[from yāj] mfn. to be made or allowed to sacrifice, one on whose behalf a sacrifice is performed, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] to be sacrificed, sacrificial (See a-yājya)

5) [v.s. ...] m. a sacrificer, the master or institutor of a sacrifice (-tā, f. -tva n.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

6) Yājyā (याज्या):—[from yājya > yāj] f. ([scilicet] ṛc) sacrificial text or verse, the words of consecration used at a sacrifice, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; ???]

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

Yājya (याज्य):—[(jyaḥ-jyā-jyaṃ) a.] To be sacrificed. m. A sacrificer. n. Propperty or presents got by sacrificing.

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Yajya in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yajya (ಯಜ್ಯ):—[adjective] worthy of respect, worship.

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Yajya (ಯಜ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a religious sacrifice.

2) [noun] a religious service to a deity; worship.

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Yājya (ಯಾಜ್ಯ):—[adjective] relating to a religious sacrifice or sacrifices; sacrificial.

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Yājya (ಯಾಜ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] = ಯಾಜ [yaja].

2) [noun] one who performs a religious sacrifice for or on behalf of another.

3) [noun] a religious service to a deity; worship.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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