Ekaksharakosha, aka: Ekākṣarakośa, Ekakshara-kosha; 2 Definition(s)
Ekaksharakosha means something in 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.
The Sanskrit term Ekākṣarakośa can be transliterated into English as Ekaksarakosa or Ekaksharakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)
Ekākṣarakośa (एकाक्षरकोश) contains words having single syllable, with different meanings attached to it. Th. Aufrecht informs that this is the fifth lexicon written by Puruśottamadeva who flourished between the 11th and the 13th C.A.D.Source: Shodhganga: Technical study of the dictionaries published in Sanskrit language since 1800 AD
Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ekākṣarakośa (एकाक्षरकोश).—Each and every letter has got a separate meaning. The dictionary describing this meaning is known as Ekākṣarakośa. (Chapter 348, Agni Purāṇa).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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