Ettaka: 5 definitions


Ettaka 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ettaka [ಎತ್ತಕ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Adina cordifolia (Roxb.) Brandis from the Rubiaceae (Coffee) family having the following synonyms: Haldina cordifolia, Nauclea cordifolia, Nauclea sterculiifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of ettaka, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ettaka : (adj.) this much; so much.

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

Ettaka, (adj.) (etta + ka, contrasting-comparative function, cp. tattaka) so much, this much, according to context referring either to deficiency or abundance, thus developing 2 meanings, viz. (1) just as much (& no more), only so little, all this, just this, such a small number, a little; pl. so few, just so many D.I, 117 (opp. aparimāṇa), 124; A.IV, 114; Nd2 304III, (ettakena na tussati is not satisfied with this much); Vv 7912 (cp. VvA.307); Miln.10, 18 (alaṃ ettakena enough of this much); DhA.I, 90 (enough, this much), 93, 399 (pl. ettakā); II, 54 (only one), 174 sq.; VvA.233 (a little), 323.—ettakaṃ kālaṃ a short time (but see also under 2) J.I, 34; DhA.II, 20.—(2) ever so much (and not less), so much, pl. so many, ever so many, so & so many, such a lot A.III, 337; J.I, 207 (pl. ettakā), 375 (nt. ettakaṃ); III, 80 (id.), 94 (°ṃ dhanaṃ such great wealth); Miln.37 (pl.); DhA.I, 392, 396 (pl. f. ettikā), 397, 398; II, 14, 89 (pl.), 241 (pl. so many); VvA.65 (dhanaṃ).—ettakaṃ kālaṃ for some time, such a long time (see also above, under 1) DhA.II, 62, 81; III, 318; VvA.330. (Page 161)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ettaka (एत्तक).—f. °akā, °ikā, adj. (= Pali id.; origin of for-mation disputed; one theory Geiger 27.7; compare next), so great, so much; pl. so many: (sg.) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 208.8 (verse) triguṇaṃ tato ettakam eva kālam; Śikṣāsamuccaya 174.15 (prose) ettakā (f.) guṇānuśaṃsā; ettakena kṣaṇavītihāreṇa, in just so large (here = no larger, so small) an instant-passage (of time), Mahāvastu i.56.9; iii.425.16, 22; 450.16; (same phrase i.55.14, Senart ettakena but mss. ekena which is quite sound, as parallels cited s.v. vītihāra, vyatihāra prove; note also i.55.2 ekakṣaṇena padavītihāreṇa;) ettako 'yam… dharmo, (is) this all of…(?) Mahāvastu ii.118.14, 16; ettakasya janakāyasya, of such a great crowd, ii.157.17; ettakaṃ prāṇavadhaṃ ii.99.2; °kaṃ hiraṇyasuvarṇaṃ ii.169.6; ettaka-mātram arhāmi, do I deserve only so much? ii.64.10; pl. so many, Mahāvastu i.18.2 f. (five times); 126.6; ii.98.17; 347.13; 380.22 (ettikā, f., with mss.); iii.131.16; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 11.8; 12.3 (both verses); in Mahāvastu i.77.14 mss. ettakā kalpā or ettakaṃ kalpānāṃ, in so-and-so-many kalpas. On Mahāvastu iii.277.13 (one ms. ettikā, f. pl.) see s.v. ettiya.

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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

Ettaka (ಎತ್ತಕ):—[noun] the tree Anthocephalus cadamba of Rubiaceae family.

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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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