Ekaveni, Ekaveṇi, Eka-veni, Ekaveṇī: 2 definitions


Ekaveni 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekaveṇi (एकवेणि) or Ekaveṇī (एकवेणी).—f. a single braid of hair (worn by a woman as a mark of her separation from her husband &c.); गण्डाभोगात्कठिनविषमामेकवेणीं करेण (gaṇḍābhogātkaṭhinaviṣamāmekaveṇīṃ kareṇa) Me.93; °धरा (dharā) Ś.7; धृत° (dhṛta°) Ś.7.21.

Derivable forms: ekaveṇiḥ (एकवेणिः).

Ekaveṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and veṇi (वेणि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekaveṇī (एकवेणी).—f. (-ṇī) 1. A single braid of hair. 2. A woman whose hair is tied in one braid. E. eka and veṇī a tress.

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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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