Ekata, aka: Ekatā, Eka-ta; 5 Definition(s)

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Ekata 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.

In Hinduism

Purana

[Ekata in Purana glossaries]

Ekata (एकत).—General information. An ancient sage. He was the son of the Maharṣi Gautama. He had two brothers, Dvita and Trita. (See full article at Story of Ekata from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Ekata (एकत).—A son of Brahmā; came to see Kṛṣṇa at Syamantapañcaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 84. 5.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Ekata in Marathi glossaries]

ēkaṭa (एकट).—ad P Alone, solely, singly. Ex. ē0 jāṇyācī sōī nāhīṃ.

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ēkaṭā (एकटा).—a Alone, single, solitary. Pr. ēkaṭyācī ēka vāṭa A person quite single or sole may have oneness of course or will; or can do but one thing, move but in one way &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkaṭā (एकटा) [-lā, -ला].—a Alone, single, solitary. ēka- ṭyācī ēka vāṭa A person quite single can do but one thing, move but in one way.

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

[Ekata in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ekatā (एकता).—Oneness, unity, union, identity. व्रजतोरपि प्रणयपूर्वमेकताम् (vrajatorapi praṇayapūrvamekatām) Śi.13.6.

See also (synonyms): ekatva.

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Ekata (एकत).—The first word of a Mantra (pratīka).

Derivable forms: ekataḥ (एकतः).

Ekata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and ta (त).

(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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