Ekacara, aka: Eka-cara; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

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Alternative spellings of this word include Ekachara.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Ekacara (एकचर) is a Sanskrit word referring to “animals which, as a rule, roam about alone” (e.g., serpents). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.17)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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ekacara : (adj.) one who lives alone.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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ēkacara (एकचर).—a (S) Segregarious: as disting. from anēkacara Gregarious.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkacara (एकचर).—a Segregarious.

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

Ekacara (एकचर).—a.

1) wandering or living alone, alone; अयमेकचरोऽ भिवर्तते माम् (ayamekacaro' bhivartate mām) Ki.13.3;3.53. Kau. A.1.18. स्वच्छन्दमेकचरं (svacchandamekacaraṃ) Mudrā.

2) having one attendant.

3) living unassisted.

4) going together or at the same time.

5) gregarious.

6) (Said of certain animals); न भक्षयेदेकचरान् (na bhakṣayedekacarān) Ms.5.17; Bhāg.5.8.18. (-raḥ) 1 a rhinoceros.

2) An ascetic (yati); नाराजके जनपदे चरत्येकचरो वशी (nārājake janapade caratyekacaro vaśī) Rām.2.67.23.

Ekacara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and cara (चर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekacara (एकचर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) 1. Solitary, alone. 2. Having one follower. m.

(-raḥ) A rhinoceros. E. eka alone, and cara who goes.

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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