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[yuhj-oo r-vey-duh, -vee-]
noun Hinduism.
  1. a Samhita, containing a collection of sacrificial formulas.
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Compare Veda.

Origin of Yajur-Veda

< Sanskrit yajus term for ritual formulas not in strict metrical composition + veda Veda
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • The Yajur-Veda comprises prayers for sacrificial occasions, and interpretations of the same.

British Dictionary definitions for yajur-veda


  1. Hinduism the second Veda, consisting of prayers and sacrificial formulas primarily for use by the priests
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Word Origin

from Sanskrit, from yajur sacred, holy (compare Greek hagios holy) + Veda
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