[yuhj-oo r-vey-duh, -vee-]
- a Samhita, containing a collection of sacrificial formulas.
Origin of Yajur-Veda
< Sanskrit yajus term for ritual formulas not in strict metrical composition + veda Veda
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Attempts to localise the highest deities, though first carried out in the law book of the priests, are found in the Yajur-veda.
The Yajur-Veda comprises prayers for sacrificial occasions, and interpretations of the same.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)
Charles Mills Gayley
- Hinduism the second Veda, consisting of prayers and sacrificial formulas primarily for use by the priests
from Sanskrit, from yajur sacred, holy (compare Greek hagios holy) + Veda
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