Ekashthila, Ekāṣṭhīlā, Ekāṣṭhīla, Eka-ashthila: 3 definitions

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Ekashthila 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.

The Sanskrit terms Ekāṣṭhīlā and Ekāṣṭhīla can be transliterated into English as Ekasthila or Ekashthila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ekāṣṭhīlā (एकाष्ठीला) is another name (synonym) for Pāṭhā, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Cissampelos pareira (velvetleaf). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.119-121), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekāṣṭhīla (एकाष्ठील).—a. having one kernel.

-laḥ Name of a plant (bakavṛkṣa); A white variety of Gigantic swallowwort (Mar. ruīmāṃdāra).

Ekāṣṭhīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and aṣṭhīla (अष्ठील).

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

1) Ekāṣṭhīla (एकाष्ठील):—[from eka] m. ‘having one kernel’, Agati Grandiflora, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Ekāṣṭhīlā (एकाष्ठीला):—[from ekāṣṭhīla > eka] f. a species of Calotropis, [Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] Clypea Hernandifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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