The hymn(s) recited by hotā (hota) or his assistants to aid adhvaryu (adhwaryu) when the latter one is involved in a ritual is called anuvacana (anuvachana). Aitareya Brāhmaṇa recounts that when adhvaryu associates himself with the highly sacred ritual of igniting the holy sacrificial fire, hotā will recite the sāmidhenī hymn, i.e., will recite the Rigvedic hymns for igniting the fire – saptadaśa sāmidhenīranuvrūyāt. Sāyanācārya (Sayanacharya) takes the word anuvrūyāt (anuvruyat) as a homonym of anuvacana