Eliaka, aka: Eḷaka, Elaka; 4 Definition(s)


Eliaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 term Eḷaka can be transliterated into English as Elaka or Eliaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Elaka (एलक).—A tīrtha sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 53.
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

Pali-English dictionary

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eḷaka : (m.) a wild goat.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Eḷaka, 2 (Sk. eḍaka) a ram, a wild goat Sn.309; Vism.500 (in simile); J.I, 166; Pug.A 233 (= urabbha).—f. eḷakā S.II, 228, eḷakī Th.2, 438, eḷikī J.III, 481. (Page 161)

2) Eḷaka, 1 (?) a threshold (see Morris, J.P.T.S. 1887, 146) Vin.II, 149 (°pādaka-pītha, why not “having feet resembling those of a ram”? Cp. Vin Texts III, 165 “a chair raised on a pedestal”); D.I, 166; A.I, 295; II, 206. The word & its meaning seems uncertain. (Page 161)

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

Elaka (एलक).—A ram; see एडक (eḍaka),

Derivable forms: elakaḥ (एलकः).

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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