Ekapadika, Ekapādikā, Eka-padika: 8 definitions



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

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Ekapādikā (एकपादिका) refers to one of the thirty-four mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the Garuḍapurāṇa. The Garuḍapurāṇa also deals with the science of prosody (e.g., the eka-pādikā) in its six chapters 207-212. The chapters comprise 5, 18, 41, 7 and 9 verses respectively.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Ekapādikā (एकपादिका) refers to “standing on one leg” and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.121.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekapādikā (एकपादिका).—a kind of posture of birds.

Ekapādikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and pādikā (पादिका).

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

Ekapadikā (एकपदिका).—(compare Pali °dika-magga, id., Jātaka (Pali) i.315.8), small footpath, on which only one person can walk at a time: Mahāvastu ii.214.15 etāye ekapadikāye (inst.); 215.6.

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

1) Ekapadika (एकपदिक):—[=eka-padika] [from eka] mfn. occupying only one panel, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) Ekapādikā (एकपादिका):—[=eka-pādikā] [from eka-pādaka > eka] f. a single foot, [Naiṣadha-carita]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the second book of the Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ekapadika (एकपदिक):—Adj. = ^2. ekapada 1)c) [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,651,12.]

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Ekapadika refers to: (-magga) a small (lit. for one foot) foot-path J.I, 315; V, 491.

Note: ekapadika is a Pali compound consisting of the words eka and padika.

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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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