Ekantara, Ēkāntarā, Ekāntarā, Ekāntara, Eka-antara: 11 definitions


Ekantara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ekāntara (एकान्तर).—Separated or intervened by one single thing, a letter or a word; e. g. आं पचसि देवदत्त (āṃ pacasi devadatta), where देवदत्त (devadatta) follows आम् (ām) with one word पचसि (pacasi) intervening; cf. आम एकान्तरमाम-न्त्रितमनन्तिके (āma ekāntaramāma-ntritamanantike) P.VIII.1.55.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Ekāntara (एकान्तर) or Ekāntarajvara refers to “fever at regular interval” and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting [viz., ekāntara] in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ēkāntarā (एकांतरा).—ad Occurring on alter- nate day-a fever.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekāntara (एकान्तर).—a. next but one, separated by one remove; द्वन्द्वं दक्षमरीचिसंभवमिदं तत्स्रष्टुरेकान्तरम् (dvandvaṃ dakṣamarīcisaṃbhavamidaṃ tatsraṣṭurekāntaram) Ś.7.27; V.1.

-raḥ a kind of fever.

Ekāntara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and antara (अन्तर).

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

Ekāntara (एकान्तर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Next but one. E. eka and antara between.

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

Ekāntara (एकान्तर).—i. e. eka-antara, adj., f. , Separated by one caste, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 9 (the father belonging, e. g. to the Kṣatriyas, the mother to the Śūdras, the Vaiśyas being between them). dvjekāntara, i. e. dvi-eka-, adj. Being separated by one or two castes.

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

Ekāntara (एकान्तर).—[adjective] separated by one intermediate member.

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

1) Ekāntara (एकान्तर):—[from eka] mfn. separated by one intermediate (caste), [Gautama-dharma-śāstra iv, 16]

2) [v.s. ...] next but one, one removed from, [Śakuntalā 191 d.]

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

Ekāntara (एकान्तर):—[ekā+ntara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Next but one.

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Ekantara 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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