Ekashapha, aka: Ekaśapha; 2 Definition(s)
Ekashapha 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.
The Sanskrit term Ekaśapha can be transliterated into English as Ekasapha or Ekashapha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Ekaśapha (एकशफ) is a Sanskrit word referring to the horse and other “one-hoofed animals”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.8)(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Languages of India and abroad
ēkaśapha (एकशफ).—a (S) Solidungulous or whole-hoofed.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 5.8 < [Section II - Objectionable Food]
Verse 5.11 < [Section II - Objectionable Food]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)