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[ yuhj-oo r-vey-duh, -vee- ]

/ ˈyʌdʒ ʊərˈveɪ də, -ˈvi- /

noun Hinduism.

a Samhita, containing a collection of sacrificial formulas.

Origin of Yajur-Veda



term for ritual formulas not in strict metrical composition +

veda Veda Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for yajur-veda

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

  • Attempts to localise the highest deities, though first carried out in the law book of the priests, are found in the Yajur-veda.

British Dictionary definitions for yajur-veda



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

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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