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Eliaka, aka: Eḷaka, Elaka; 3 Definition(s)


Eliaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Eḷaka can be transliterated into English as Elaka or Eliaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 53.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


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

eḷaka : (m.) a wild goat.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English DictionaryPali book cover
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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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