Ekapatni, Ēkapatnī, Ekapatnī, Eka-patni: 11 definitions

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Ekapatni 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkapatnī (एकपत्नी).—a (S) Having but one wife: also faithful to the marriage-bed, continent--a male. 2 That has been married but once: or that is resolved against marrying again; or that has but one wife at a time.

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

ēkapatnī (एकपत्नी).—a Having but one wife. Faith- ful to the marriage-bed, continent.

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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

Ekapatnī (एकपत्नी).—

1) a faithful wife (perfectly chaste); तां चावश्यं दिवसगणनातत्परामेकपत्नीम् (tāṃ cāvaśyaṃ divasagaṇanātatparāmekapatnīm) Meghadūta 1.

2) the wife of a man who has no other wives; यो धर्म एकपत्नीनां काङ्क्षन्ती तमनुत्तमम् (yo dharma ekapatnīnāṃ kāṅkṣantī tamanuttamam) Manusmṛti 5.158.

3) the wife of the same man; a co-wife; सर्वासामेकपत्नीनामेका चेत्पुत्रिणी भवेत् (sarvāsāmekapatnīnāmekā cetputriṇī bhavet) Manusmṛti 9. 183. °व्रतम् (vratam) a vow of perfect chastity; कामेकपत्नीव्रतदुःख- शीलाम् (kāmekapatnīvrataduḥkha- śīlām) Kumārasambhava 3.7.

Ekapatnī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and patnī (पत्नी).

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

Ekapatnī (एकपत्नी).—f. (-tnī) 1. A faithful wife, one devoted to her husband. 2. The wife of a man who has no other wives. E. eka one or excellent, pati a husband, na substituted for the final, and ṅīp aff.

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

Ekapatnī (एकपत्नी).—f. 1. only one wife, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 10, 53. 2. the wife of one man only, a chaste wife, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 158. 3. pl. the several wives of one husband, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 183.

Ekapatnī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and patnī (पत्नी).

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

Ekapatni (एकपत्नि).—[adjective] having (only) one wife.

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Ekapatnī (एकपत्नी).—[feminine] the wife of one man, a faithful wife; [plural] having one and the same man.

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

1) Ekapatnī (एकपत्नी):—[=eka-patnī] [from eka] f. a woman who has only one husband or lover, a faithful wife, one devoted to her husband or lover, [Pāṇini iv, 1, 35; Atharva-veda x, 8, 39; Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] (yas) women who have the same husband, [Manu-smṛti ix, 183]

3) [v.s. ...] a single wife, an only wife, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Ekapatnī (एकपत्नी):—[eka-patnī] (tnī) 3. f. A faithful wife.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekapatni 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkapatni (ಏಕಪತ್ನಿ):—

1) [noun] the only one wife.

2) [noun] a woman who has sexual relation only with her husband.

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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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