[ yuhj-oo r-vey-duh, -vee- ]
/ ˈyʌdʒ ʊərˈveɪ də, -ˈvi- /
a Samhita, containing a collection of sacrificial formulas.
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Origin of Yajur-Veda
< Sanskrit yajus term for ritual formulas not in strict metrical composition + veda Veda
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
Attempts to localise the highest deities, though first carried out in the law book of the priests, are found in the Yajur-veda.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)|Max Duncker
British Dictionary definitions for yajur-veda
/ (ˈjʌdʒʊəˈveɪdə) /
Hinduism the second Veda, consisting of prayers and sacrificial formulas primarily for use by the priests
Word Origin for Yajur-Veda
from Sanskrit, from yajur sacred, holy (compare Greek hagios holy) + Veda
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