(medh/a--) f. the receiving or offering of the oblation, sacrificial ceremony (;others"the offering of devotion, service or worship of the gods";others "the gaining or deserving of a reward or praise") .
Neither Atri himself nor the Atris can claim any historical reality, beyond the fact that Mandala V. of the Rigveda is attributed, no doubt correctly, to the family of the Atris. The Atris as a family probably stood in close relations with the Priyamedhas and Kanvas, perhaps also with the Gotamas and Kāksīvatas. The mention of both the Parusnī and the Yamunā in one hymn of the fifth Mandala seems to justify the presumption that the family was spread over a wide extent of territory.
Is the name of a protege of Agni in the Rigveda, where he also appears with Sumedhas in a hymn that Griffith with justice declares to be unintelligible. In the Taittirīya Samhitā he is an unsuccessful rival of Parucchepa, and in the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana he is an Añgirasa and a seer of Sāmans (Chants).
Is the name of a Rsi to whom the Anukramanī (Index) attributes a series of hymns in the Rigveda, and whose authorship is asserted in the Aitareya and the Kausītaki Brāhmanas, as well as in the Nirukta. In the Taittirīya Samhitā he appears as a rival of Nrmedhas.
Is the name of a seer in the Rigveda, where his family, the Priyamedhas, are also repeatedly alluded to. It is not probable that any hymns are really Priyamedha’s own composition. See also Praiyamedha.
‘Descendant of Priyamedha,’ is a patronymic of the priests who sacrificed for the Átreya Udamaya in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa. They appear in the Yajurveda Samhitās as priests who ‘ knew all ’ (sacrificial lore). Three Praiya- medhas are referred to in the Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa. In the Gopatha Brāhmaṇa4 they are called Bharadvājas.
noun (masculine) intelligence (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
knowledge (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Manu Svāyambhuva (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
understanding (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine) a particular class of deceased ancestors (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular class of gods under the fifth Manu (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a ṣi under Manu Cākṣuṣa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Vedamitra (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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