vyacha व्यछ

Definition: In go-vyacha, the name of one of the victims at the Puruṣamedha (‘human sacrifice’) in the Yajurveda, is of uncertain signification. According to Sāyaṇa, the compound denotes a ‘ driver out of cows.’ Perhaps it means a ‘tormentor of cows,’ as the St. Petersburg Dictionary takes it. Weber renders it as ‘knacker of cows,’ Eggeling as ‘one who approaches cows.’

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