m. "present in the sacrificial enclosure", an assessor, spectator, member of an assembly (at a sacrifice), a superintending priest, the seventeenth priest (whose duties according to to the kuṣītakin-s, are merely to look on and correct mistakes)
सदस्यः [सदसि साधु वसति वा यत्] 1 Any person present at or belonging to an assembly, a member of an assembly (an assessor, a juror &c.); सदस्याग्न्यार्हणार्हं वै विमृशन्तः सभासदः Bhāg.1.74.18. -2 An assistant at a sacrifice, a superintending or assisting priest; ऋषी- णामार्त्विज्यं शरणद सदस्याः सुरगणाः Śiva-mahimna 21; सदस्यै- रनुज्ञातः Ś.3.
Is alluded to as dead in a hymn of the Rigveda, which refers also to his son Upamaśravas, and his father Mitrātithi. In another hymn he is mentioned as still alive. His name connects him on the one hand with the Kurus, and on the other with Trasadasyu and the Pūrus.
noun (masculine) a person belonging to a learned court-circle (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a superintending priest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an assessor (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
member of an assembly (at a sacrifice) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
spectator (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the seventeenth priest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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