sarpis सर्पिस्

Definition: Denotes ‘melted butter,’ whether in a liquid or solidified condition, and not differing from Ghrta according to the St.Petersburg Dictionary. Roth there rejects the defini­tion cited by Sāyaṇa in his commentary on the Aitareya Brāh­maṇa, which discriminates Sarpis as the liquid and Ghṛta as the solid condition of the butter. The word is repeatedly mentioned in the Rigveda and later.

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