m. the person paying the cost of a sacrifice, the institutor of a sacrifice (who to perform it employs a priest or priests, who are often hereditary functionaries in a family) etc. (f(ī-).the wife of a yajamāna-)
यजमान a. [यज्-शानच्] Sacrificing, worshipping. -नः 1 A person who performs a regular sacrifice and pays its expenses; जगाम यज्वा यजमानलोकम् R.18.12; ततः प्रविशति कुशानादाय यजमानशिष्यः Ś. -2 A person who employs a priest or priests to sacrifice for him. -3 (Hence) A host, patron, rich man. -4 The head of a family. -5 The head of a tribe. -Comp. -शिष्यः the pupil of a sacrificing Brāhmaṇa (of one who himself performs a sacrifice); Ś.4.
pr. pt. sacrificing; m. institutor of a sacrifice (who pays its expenses); man capable of paying the expenses of a sacri fice, wealthy man: -bhâgá, m. share of the insti tutor of a sacrifice; -loka, m. world of sacrificers.
noun (masculine) any patron (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
head of a family or tribe (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
host (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
rich man (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the institutor of a sacrifice (who to perform it employs a priest or priests) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the person paying the cost of a sacrifice (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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