Ekashruti, aka: Ekaśruti, Eka-shruti; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Ekaśruti can be transliterated into English as Ekasruti or Ekashruti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[Ekashruti in Vyakarana glossaries]

Ekaśruti (एकश्रुति).—That which has got the same accent or tone; utterance in the same tone; monotone. The word is applied to the utterance of the vocative noun or phrase calling a man from a distance, as also to that of the vowels or syllables following a Svarita vowel in the Saṃhitā i.e. the continuous utterance of Vedic sentences; cf. एकश्रुति दूरात्संबुद्वौ (ekaśruti dūrātsaṃbudvau) and the foll. P.I.2.33-40 and the Mahābhāṣya thereon. In his discussion on I.2.33 Patañjali has given three alternative views about the accent of Ekaśruti syllables : (a) they possess an accent between the उदात्त (udātta) (acute) and अनुदात्त (anudātta) (grave), (b) they are in the same accent as is possessed by the preceding vowel, (c) Ekaśruti is looked upon as the seventh of the seven accents; cf. सैषा ज्ञापकाभ्यामुदात्तानुदात्तयोर्मध्यमेकश्रुति-रन्तरालं ह्रियते। (saiṣā jñāpakābhyāmudāttānudāttayormadhyamekaśruti-rantarālaṃ hriyate|) ... सप्त स्वरा भवन्ति (sapta svarā bhavanti) | उदात्तः, उदात्ततरः, अनुदात्तः, अनुदात्ततरः, स्वरितः स्वरिते य उदात्तः सोन्येन विशिष्टः, एकश्रुतिः सप्तमः । (udāttaḥ, udāttataraḥ, anudāttaḥ, anudāttataraḥ, svaritaḥ svarite ya udāttaḥ sonyena viśiṣṭaḥ, ekaśrutiḥ saptamaḥ |) M.Bh. on P.I.2.33.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Ekashruti in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ekaśruti (एकश्रुति).—f.

1) monotony.

2) the neutral accentless tone.

-ti ind. in a monotonous manner.

Derivable forms: ekaśrutiḥ (एकश्रुतिः).

Ekaśruti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and śruti (श्रुति).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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