Edaka, Eḍaka: 8 definitions
Edaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
Eḍaka (एडक)—Cf. Aja (‘goat’).
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Eḍaka (एडक, “sheep”) represents an incarnation destination of the tiryaggati (animal realm) according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. People who, in their former lives, have trussed them up, whipped them or been guilty of crimes of this kind, assume the animal form of an elephant (haja), a horse (aśva), a cow (go), a sheep (eḍaka) or a deer (mṛga).
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra Vol-i
Eḍaka (एडक) is given in Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 4.342 as ‘sheep’, but in the Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra 8.6 was more likely meant ‘goat’.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ēḍakā (एडका).—m (ēḍaka S) A ram. ēḍakā & mēṇḍhā are equally Ram, but ēḍakā is ordinarily understood of A ram trained to fight, or suffered to live long enough to obtain horns. 2 An ant-lion.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ēḍakā (एडका).—m A ram. An ant-lion.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A ram; वर्धन्ते पक्षिसंघाश्च तथा पशुगवेडकम् (vardhante pakṣisaṃghāśca tathā paśugaveḍakam) Mb.3.142.37.
2) A wild goat.
3) A kind of medicinal plant.
-kā A ewe.
Derivable forms: eḍakaḥ (एडकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. A ram. 2. A wild goat. f.
(-kā) A ewe. E. īl to go, ṇvul affix; and la changed to ḍa.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Story of the suicide of the Caṇḍala < [Section I.1 - Abstaining from murder]
The beings of the threefold world (traidhātuka) < [The world of transmigration]
Part 3 - The twelve causes and conditions are profound < [Chapter I - Explanation of Arguments]
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XII, adhyāya 4, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Twelfth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa II, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Second Kāṇḍa]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)