from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A Brahman priest who assists in reciting the prayers of the Yajur-Veda and performs manual labor at sacrifices.
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Analogous is the relation of the clause, 'he assists the stotra of the shodasin when the sun has half risen,' to the less definite statement 'he assists with gold the stotra of the shodasin;' and the relation of the clause, 'the adhvaryu is not to sing,' to the general injunction 'all the priests join in the singing.'
_hōtā_, _adhvaryu_, and _brahman_, and hence as an all-knowing sage and seer.