Ekadesha, Ekadesa, Eka-desha, Ekadeśa, Ekādeśa, Eka-adesha: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Ekadeśa and Ekādeśa can be transliterated into English as Ekadesa or Ekadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ekadeśa (एकदेश).—A part or a portion of the whole;cf. एकदेशविकृतमनन्यवत् (ekadeśavikṛtamananyavat) Pari-Śek. Pari 37; also M. Bh. Śivasūtra 2 Vārt 4: एकदेशोनुवर्तते (ekadeśonuvartate) M.Bh. on P.VI. 1.93 Vārt. 5; cf. also पदेकदज्ञानपि तान् प्रतीयात् (padekadajñānapi tān pratīyāt) R.Pr. IX. 16.

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Ekādeśa (एकादेश).—A single substitute in the place of two original units; e.g. ए (e) in the place of अ (a) and इ (i),or ओ (o) in the place of अ (a) and उ. The ādeśas or substitutes named पूर्वरूप (pūrvarūpa) and पररूप (pararūpa) are looked upon as ekadeśas in Pāṇini's grammar although instead of them, the omission of the latter and former vowels respectively, is prescribed in some Prātiśākhya works. गुण (guṇa) and वृद्धि (vṛddhi) are sometimes single substitutes for single originals, while they are sometimes ekadeśas for two original vowels e.g. तवेदम्, ब्रह्मौदनः, उपैति, प्रार्च्छति, गाम्, सीमन्तः (tavedam, brahmaudanaḥ, upaiti, prārcchati, gām, sīmantaḥ) etc.; see P.VI.1.87 to ll l, cf. also A.Pr.II 3.6.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ekadeśa (एकदेश) refers to a “small portion” according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If immediately after the termination of the eclipse, the disc should be re-eclipsed (by comets and the like), it is technically known as Ārohaṇa (climbing): the princes will be at war and there will be fear in the land.. If a small portion [i.e., ekadeśa] of the disc should be so slightly eclipsed as to resemble a mirror covered with the vapour of hot breath, the eclipse is known as Āghrāta (smelling): there will be good rain in the land”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Ekadeśa (एकदेश) refers to a “particular element (of the house)”, according to the Vṛtti on the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.165.—Accordingly, “In ‘To this [objection we] reply …,’ [Utpaladeva] answers [the objection] with [the following] in mind. The externality of the pot is not thus one [and the same whether it is considered] with respect to the village or with respect to consciousness; for that which is external to consciousness consists in that which is not consciousness, whereas that which is external to the house does not consist in that which is not a house! For if that were the case, a particular element of the house (gṛha-ekadeśa)—such as a wall—or a pot, for example, although it is located inside the house, should be external to the house [since they are not the house itself]; and it is not so.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra

Ekadeśa (एकदेश, “partial”).—What is meant by partial (eka-deśa)? Eka-deśa means a part of any state/entity/process.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ekadesa : (m.) a portion; a part.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekādeśa (एकादेश).—cf. Sk. on P.VI.1.11. one substitute for two or more letters (got by either dropping one vowel, or by the blending of both); as the आ (ā) in एकायन (ekāyana).

Derivable forms: ekādeśaḥ (एकादेशः).

Ekādeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and ādeśa (आदेश).

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Ekadeśa (एकदेश).—a. occupying the same place. (-śaḥ) 1 one spot or place.

2) a part or portion (of the whole), one side; °अवतीर्णा (avatīrṇā) K.22; तस्यैकदेशः (tasyaikadeśaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 4; Mv.2; विभावितैकदेशेन देयं यदभियुज्यते (vibhāvitaikadeśena deyaṃ yadabhiyujyate) V.4.33 'what is claimed should be given by one who is proved to have got a part of it'; (this is sometimes called ekadeśavibhāvitanyāya) °क्षाण (kṣāṇa) a. partly burnt. एकदेशक्षाणमपि क्षाणमेव (ekadeśakṣāṇamapi kṣāṇameva) | ŚB. on MS.6.4.18.

Ekadeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and deśa (देश).

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

Ekadeśa (एकदेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) A part, a portion, a division. E. eka and deśa place.

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

Ekadeśa (एकदेश).—[masculine] a certain place or spot, one and the same place; a part or portion of a whole, something individual.

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

1) Ekadeśa (एकदेश):—[=eka-deśa] [from eka] m. one spot or place, one passage, a certain spot or passage, some place, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a part, portion or division of the whole, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] one and the same place, [Kapila]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. being in the same place, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xvi, 7, 17]

5) Ekādeśa (एकादेश):—[from eka] m. substitution of one sound for two or more

6) [v.s. ...] the one sound substituted for two or more (as in contraction of vowels etc.), [Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya; Pāṇini etc.]

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

Ekadeśa (एकदेश):—[eka-deśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. A part; division.

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Ekadesha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkadēśa (ಏಕದೇಶ):—[noun] a part, portion, limb of a whole.

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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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