Eda, Ēḍa, Eḍa: 14 definitions

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Eda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Eḍa (एड) or Eḍaka refers to “deaf people”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3–18::—Accordingly, “[...] [And], O Goddess, [the Śivadharmadīkṣā] has two forms: in Śaiva scriptures the division of initiation is called that without the seed and that with the seed. The Ācārya performs the [initiation] which contains the duty to perform post-initiatory rites purified for children, imbeciles, those whose limbs suffered trauma, deaf people (eḍaka), women, people who are suffering from chronic illness and kings and renouncers who are extremely devoted [to Śiva]; this [initiation] is the nirbījā. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Eḍa (एड) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Eḍakī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Eḍa] are yellow in color; the shapes of their faces are in accordance with their names; they have four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēḍa (एड).—f ( H) Urging on with the heel. v .

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Eḍa (एड).—a. Deaf.

-ḍaḥ A kind of sheep.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Eḍa (एड).—mfn.

(-ḍaḥ-ḍā-ḍaṃ) Deaf. E. īḍ to praise, āṅ prefixed, ac or ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Eḍa (एड).—[masculine] a kind of sheep.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Eḍa (एड):—m. a kind of sheep, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) mfn. deaf, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Eḍa (एड):—[(ḍaḥ-ḍā-ḍaṃ) a.] Deaf.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Eḍa (एड) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Eḍa, Ela, Elaga.

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Eda in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Eḍa (एड):—(nf) spur; stroke of the heel; —[lagānā] to strike with the heel or apply the spur; to urge.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Eḍa (एड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Eḍa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Eḍa (ಎಡ):—

1) [adjective] left a) designating or of that side of one’s body which is toward the west when one faces north, the side of the less-used hand in most people; b) designating or of the corresponding side of anything.

2) [adjective] closer to the left side of a person directly before and facing the thing mentioned or understood.

3) [adjective] of the political left; liberal or radical.

4) [adjective] lower in quality; inferior.

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Eḍa (ಎಡ):—

1) [noun] a direction or location on the left side; the left.

2) [noun] ಎಡಕಿಕ್ಕು [edakikku] eḍakikku to pass by (the right side), letting a thing on to one’s left.

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Eḍa (ಎಡ):—[noun] any animal in the early period of its life; a young (of an animal).

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Ēḍa (ಏಡ):—

1) [noun] a man who is totally or partially unable to hear; a deaf man.

2) [noun] an undomesticated sheep; a wild-sheep.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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