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Any one of the Vedic verses or chants collected in the Sāma Veda. They are first mentioned in the Puruṣa Sūkta (Ṛg Veda 10.90, v. 9) alongside the praise verses (ṛc), the metres (chandas)—i.e. the correct metres to be used in the chants, and the formulae (yajus) of the Yajur Veda.

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