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  • noun Hinduism A Vedic yajña (ritual or sacrifice) mentioned in the Atharvaveda and performed in orthodox Hindu communities.

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From Sanskrit अग्नि (agni, “Agni”) +‎ होत्र (hotra, “sacrifice, burnt offering”)

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