Ekaka, Eka-ka: 14 definitions


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

Alternative spellings of this word include Ekak.

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Ekaka (एकक) refers to one of the three limbs of vastu (‘thing’) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31. Accordingly, “the vivadha and the ekaka are generally used in the madraka song, in each half vastu of the prakarī, and in each quarter of the rovindaka. But in the rovindaka, uttara, ullopyaka, pāṇikā, bahirgītas and lāsya, the vṛtta is used”.

2) Ekaka (एकक) refers to one of the three limbs (aṅga) belonging to all types of dhruvā (“song”) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32.9-16. Accordingly, “the vṛtta class of limbs will apply to the superior characters, and the vivadha to the middling ones, and the ekaka to the inferior characters”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ekaka : (adj.) single; solitary.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ekaka, (adj.) (eka + ka) single, alone, solitary Vin.II, 212; J.I, 255; II, 234; IV, 2.—f. ekikā Vin.IV, 229; J.I, 307; III, 139. (Page 160)

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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

Ekaka (एकक).—a.

1) Single, alone, solitary, without a coadjutor; अयं हि शिशुरेकको (ayaṃ hi śiśurekako) Uttararāmacarita 5.5, Daśakumāracarita 111.

2) Same, identical.

-śatam one percent.

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Ekaka (एकक).—The number twentyone; Y.3.224.

Derivable forms: ekakam (एककम्).

Ekaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and ka (क).

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

Ekaka (एकक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Alone, solitary. E. eka one, &c. kan aff.

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

Ekaka (एकक).—[eka + ka], adj. 1. Solitary, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 51. 2. Same, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 38.

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

Ekaka (एकक).—([feminine] ekakā & ekikā) sole, single.

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

Ekaka (एकक):—[from eka] mf(ā, ikā)n. single, alone, solitary, [Ṛg-veda x, 59, 9; Atharva-veda xx, 132, 1.]

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

Ekaka (एकक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Alone.

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

Ekaka (एकक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ekka.

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Ekaka 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

Ekaka (एकक) [Also spelled ekak]:—(nm) a unit.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkaka (ಏಕಕ):—

1) [adjective] single; of unit number; being alone; undivided.

2) [adjective] being one and the same.

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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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