E, aka: Ē; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

E (ए).—Diphthong vowel ए (e) made up of अ (a) and इ (i), and hence having कण्ठतालु-स्थान (kaṇṭhatālu-sthāna) as its place of origin. It has no short form according to Pāṇini. In cases where a short vowel as a substitute is prescribed for it in grammar, the vowel इ (i) is looked upon as its short form. Patañjali in his Mahābhāṣya has observed that followers of the Sātyamugri and Rāṇāyanīya branches of the Sāmaveda have short ए (e) (ऍ) in their Sāmaveda recital and has given सुजाते अश्वसूनृते, अध्वर्यो अद्रिभिः सुतम् (sujāte aśvasūnṛte, adhvaryo adribhiḥ sutam) as illustrations; cf. M. Bh. on I.1-48; as also the article on.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

E (ए).—This sound means 'Devī'.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Ĕ.—ḻuttu-viniyogam (SITI), Tamil-Sanskrit; dues payable as ĕḻuttu for the village-accountant to be apportioned among the villagers. Note: ĕ is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

ē (ए).—The eighth vowel. It corresponds with E as sounded in most languages of Europe, and as sounded by the Scotch in the English words There, Where. It is of the Sanskrit alphabet the eleventh vowel; but as ṛ, lṛ, lṛ occur not in Maraṭhi, it here succeeds as the eighth.

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ē (ए).—ind (S) A familiar vocative particle; eh! hey!

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ē (ए).—The 11th vowel. ind A familiar voca- tive particle; oh! bey!

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

E (ए).—2 P. (ā + i)

1) To come, approach &c.; आमायन्तु ब्रह्मचारिणः (āmāyantu brahmacāriṇaḥ) Tait. Up.1.4.2.

2) To reach, attain, come into (a state or position) स सर्वसमतामेत्य (sa sarvasamatāmetya) Ms.12.125.

3) To submit; fall to one's share; तस्मात्त्वां पृथग्बलय आयन्ति (tasmāttvāṃ pṛthagbalaya āyanti) Ch. Up.5.14.1. (āyayanti ?) (See i).

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E (ए).—m.

1) Name of Viṣṇu.

2) The number खर्व (kharva). cf. also एः कुमारोऽसुरोऽरातिर्ज्ञातीयोऽहित उद्धतः । आत्मा शेषो विवस्वांश्च कृतार्थो मध्वरिः शरः (eḥ kumāro'suro'rātirjñātīyo'hita uddhataḥ | ātmā śeṣo vivasvāṃśca kṛtārtho madhvariḥ śaraḥ) || Enm. -ind. An interjection of (1) remembering; (2) envy; (3) compassion; (4) calling; (5) contempt or censure.

Derivable forms: eḥ (एः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

E (ए).—The eleventh vowel of the alphabet, corresponding to the letter E as pronounced in most languages except the English, and having the sound of A in amiable.

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E (ए).—ind. An interjection of, 1. Remembering, (ha.) 2. Censure or contempt. 3. Compassion, (ah!) 4. Addressing, (eh! hey.) 5. Calling, (hey, ho.)

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E (ए).—m.

(-eḥ) A name of Vishnu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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