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होत्रा

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होत्रा  f. af. See below.
होत्रा  f. 1.f. (for 2. See p. 1308, col. 3) the function or office of a priest (esp. of the होत्रकs, also applied to the persons of the होत्रकs), [Br.] : [ŚrS.]
होत्रा  f. 2.f. (for 1. See p. 1306, col. 1) calling, call, invocation (also personified), [RV.]; [TBr.]

होत्रा [hōtrā]   1 A sacrifice.
Praise; सत्त्वेन कुरुते युद्धे राजन् सुबलवानपि । नोद्यमेन न होत्राभिः सर्वाः स्वीकुरुते प्रजाः ॥ [Mb.3.33.] 69.
Ved. Speech.
The office of होतृक priest.

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