Ekeka, Eka-eka, Ekaika: 14 definitions


Ekeka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Ekaika (एकैक) refers to “(those atoms which are) taken one by one”, according to Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 1.5.6.—Accordingly, “[...] To explain: a second atom that is connected with the atom considered as the first [one] must be one with this [first atom]; for if [these atoms] devoid of parts are in contact, how much [of them could] remain that might not be in contact? And [if they are thus entirely] in contact, their natures must be immersed in each other, therefore [they] can only be manifest as one [single] atom; and if [they are] in contact with yet another atom, the same [consequence follows]—therefore even if an infinite number of atoms were connected, they should be manifest as having the size of one [single] atom; or [rather], even this [manifestation] would not exist, because atom[s], [taken] one by one (ekaika-paramāṇu), are beyond the realm of the sense organs”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Ekaika (एकैक) refers to “one by one (enchantments)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Bhagavān taught the detailed offering-manual], “[...] That Nāga shall not be pleased in his own residence again. If he does not send forth rain showers quickly, his life will be destroyed on the same day. Having enchanted mustard seeds one by one (ekaika) 1,008 times, when the 1,008 times is completed, the Nāga image steps forward. It expands its hood. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ekeka : (adj.) one by one; each.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ekeka refers to: one by one, each, severally, one to each D.II, 18 (°loma); III, 144 (id.), 157; J.I, 222; DhA.I, 101 (ekekassa no ekekaṃ māsaṃ one month for each of us); II, 114; VvA.256; PvA.42, 43.

Note: ekeka is a Pali compound consisting of the words eka and eka.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekaika (एकैक).—a. one by one, one taken singly, a single one; एकैकमप्यनर्थाय किमु यत्र चतुष्टयम् (ekaikamapyanarthāya kimu yatra catuṣṭayam) H. Pr.11; R.17.43. (-kam), -एकैकशः (ekaikaśaḥ), ind. one by one, singly, severally एकैकमत्र दिवसे दिवसे (ekaikamatra divase divase) Ś.6.11; °कं निर्दिशन् (kaṃ nirdiśan) Ś.7 pointing to each severally.

Ekaika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and eka (एक).

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

Ekaika (एकैक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Single, one by one E. eka repeated.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekaika (एकैक).—i. e. eka-eka, I. adj., f. . 1. Every one, [Draupadīpramātha] 8, 17. 2. One successively, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 265. Ii. kam, adv. One by one, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 13, 27. Iii. comparat. ekaikatara, adj. Always one of many, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 10, 41.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekaika (एकैक).—[adjective] each single or singly (also [plural]); [neuter] [adverb]

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

Ekaika (एकैक):—[from eka] mfn. one by one, single, every single one, [Atharva-veda iii, 28, 1; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekaika (एकैक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Each.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ekaika (एकैक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ikkikka, Ekkakka, Ekkamekka.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekeka in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkaika (ಏಕೈಕ):—[adjective] one and only; single; sole; having no like or equal.

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Ēkaika (ಏಕೈಕ):—[pronoun] (arch.) each one.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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