Ekapata, Eka-pata, Ekapāta: 3 definitions



Ekapata 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekapāta (एकपात).—a. happening at once, sudden.

Ekapāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and pāta (पात).

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

Ekapāta (एकपात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Sudden, rapid, coming suddenly or at once. E. eka and pāta falling upon.

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

1) Ekapāta (एकपात):—[=eka-pāta] [from eka] mfn. happening at once, sudden, rapid

2) [v.s. ...] m. the Pratīka or first word of a Mantra, [Sāyaṇa on Aitareya-brāhmaṇa ii, 19, 9.]

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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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