Ekartha, aka: Ekārtha, Eka-artha; 4 Definition(s)
Ekartha 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Ekārtha (एकार्थ, “tautology”).—One of the ten doṣa (faults) of a kāvya (dramatic play);—Description of ekārtha: Tautology (ekārtha), means indiscriminating use of many words for a single purpose.(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Languages of India and abroad
1) having one and the same meaning, having the same object in view; राजन्यकान्युपायज्ञैरेकार्थानि चरैस्तव (rājanyakānyupāyajñairekārthāni caraistava) Śi.2.114.
2) (Rhet.) Tautological (as a sentence); Kāvyālaṅkāravṛtti. 2.1.11. (-rthaḥ) 1 the same thing, object, or intention.
2) the same meaning.
3) Name of a glossary (of synonymous words); cf. एकार्थनाममाला (ekārthanāmamālā).
Ekārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and artha (अर्थ).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Class 5: The eight liberations (vimokṣa) < [Class (5) liberations, (6) masteries and (7) totalities]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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