Ekajati, Ekajāti, Eka-jati: 12 definitions

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Ekajati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekajāti (एकजाति).—Śūdras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 227. 72, 82.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Ekajāti (एकजाति) refers to “one birth”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “What then, son of good family, is the recollection of gods (devānusmṛti), which is authorized by the Lord for Bodhisattvas? It is the recollection of two assemblies of gods. What are these two? The gods of the Pure Abode, and the Bodhisattvas hindered by only one birth (ekajāti-pratibaddha-bodhisattva), who dwell in the Tuṣita Heaven. In that the Bodhisattva recollects the gods of the Pure Abode. Further, the Bodhisattvas who are hindered by only one birth, and who dwell in the Tuṣita Heaven recollect ten qualities as the summit. What are those ten qualities?”

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekajāti (एकजाति).—a.

1) once born.

2) belonging to the same family or caste.

-tiḥ a Śūdra (opp. dvijanman); ब्राह्मणः क्षत्रियो वैश्यस्त्रयो वर्णा द्विजातयः । चतुर्थ एकजातिस्तु शूद्रो नास्ति तु पञ्चमः (brāhmaṇaḥ kṣatriyo vaiśyastrayo varṇā dvijātayaḥ | caturtha ekajātistu śūdro nāsti tu pañcamaḥ) || Manusmṛti 1.4;8.27.

Ekajāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and jāti (जाति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ekajaṭī (एकजटी) or Ekajaṭā.—(1): Mahāvyutpatti 4277 (compare Tārā 4280).

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

Ekajāti (एकजाति).—mfn. (-tiḥ-tiḥ-ti) 1. Of the same caste. 2. Once born. m.

(-taḥ) A Sudra. E. eka one, and jāti birth or caste: not being regenerated by investiture, &c.

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

Ekajāti (एकजाति).—1. adj. having only one birth, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 4. 2. belonging to the same kind, [Suśruta] 2, 289, 12. Ii. m. a Śūdra, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 270.

Ekajāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and jāti (जाति).

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

Ekajāti (एकजाति).—[adjective] having (only) one birth (cf. dvijāti) or belonging to the same family.

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

1) Ekajāti (एकजाति):—[=eka-jāti] [from eka] mfn. once-born (as a Śūdra), [Gautama-dharma-śāstra x, 50; Manu-smṛti x, 4]

2) [v.s. ...] of the same species or kind (as animals), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a Śūdra, [Manu-smṛti viii, 270.]

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

Ekajāti (एकजाति):—[eka-jāti] (tiḥ-tiḥ-ti) a. Of the same caste. m. A Sūdra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekajati 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

Ēkajāti (ಏಕಜಾತಿ):—

1) [adjective] that is born only once; not having multiple births or birth-like religious consecration or sanctification.

2) [adjective] of or belonging to the same type, class, quality, family order, etc.

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Ēkajāti (ಏಕಜಾತಿ):—[noun] a man belonging to Śudra class in Hindu social system.

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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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