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उद्गातृ

SanskritEdit

NounEdit

उद्गातृ (ud-gātṛ́m

  1. one of the four chief-priests (namely the one who chants the hymns of the sāmaveda), chanter
    • RV 2.43.2a
      उद्गातेव शकुने साम गायसि बरह्मपुत्र इव सवनेषु शंससि |
      वर्षेव वाजी शिशुमतीरपीत्या सर्वतो नः शकुने भद्रमा वद विश्वतो नः शकुने पुण्यमा वद ||
      udghāteva śakune sāma ghāyasi brahmaputra iva savaneṣu śaṃsasi |
      vṛṣeva vājī śiśumatīrapītyā sarvato naḥ śakune bhadramā vada viśvato naḥ śakune puṇyamā vada ||
      Thou like the chanter-priest chantest the Sāma, Bird; thou singest at libations like a Brahman's son.
      Even as a vigorous horse when he comes near the mare, announce to us good fortune, Bird, on every side, proclaim in all directions happy luck, O Bird.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0187