श्रौत a. (-ती f.) [श्रुतौ विहितम् अण्] 1 Relating to the ear. -2 Relating to, founded on, or prescribed by, the Veda. -3 Sacrificial. -4 Audible, expressed in plain language (as a simile, opp. to आर्थ implied). -तम् 1 Any observance prescribed by the Vedas. -2 Ritual enjoined by the Vedas. -3 Preservation or maintenance of the sacred fire. -4 The three sacred fires collectively, (i. e. गार्हपत्य, आहवनीय and दक्षिण). -Comp. -कर्मन् n. a Vedic rite. -मार्गः hearing. -सूत्रम् N. of a class of Sūtra works based on the Veda (ascribed to आश्वलायन, सांख्यायन, कात्यायन &c.).
a. (î) relating to the ear (sruti); expressed in words, explicit (simile: opp. ârthî); relating to sacred tradition, prescribed in, conformable to, or based on, the Veda: -rishi, m. pat. of Devabhâga; -mârga, m. hearing; -sûtra, n. Sûtra based on Sruti (opp. grihyaand smârta-sûtra).
Is mentioned in the śatapatha Brāhmana as the Purohita, or ‘domestic priest,’ of both the Srñjayas and the Kurus. In the Aitareya Brāhmana he is said to have taught Girija Bābhravya the science of the dissection of the sacrificial animal (paśor vibhaktī). In the Taittirīya Brāhmana he is an authority on the Sāvitra Agni.
noun (neuter) a fault (incurred in repeating the Veda) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
any observance ordained by the Veda (e.g. preservation of the sacred fire) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of various Sāmans (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relationship resulting from (common study of) the Veda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the three sacred fires collectively (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
adjective audible (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
prescribed by or founded on or conformable to the Veda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relating to sacred tradition (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relating to the ear or hearing (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
sacrificial (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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