Eva; 4 Definition(s)


Eva 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Eva (एव).—(l) a particle in the sense of regulation (नियम (niyama)) ; cf. एवकारः किमर्थः नियमार्थः (evakāraḥ kimarthaḥ niyamārthaḥ) M. Bh. on V.3.58: (2) . determinant indeclinable; cf. एव इत्यवधारणे (eva ityavadhāraṇe); cf. इष्टतोवधारणार्थस्तर्हि । यथैवं विज्ञायेत । अजादी गुणवचनादेवेति (iṣṭatovadhāraṇārthastarhi | yathaivaṃ vijñāyeta | ajādī guṇavacanādeveti) M. Bh. on V.3.58.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Eva means such , this ,thus.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

eva : (ind.) (emphatic particle), only.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Eva, (adv.) (Vedic eva) emphatic part “so, even, just”; very freq. in all contexts & combns. — 1. eva J.I, 61 (ajj’eva this veryday), 278 (that’eva likewise); II, 113 (ahaṃ e. just I), 154 (ekam e. just one), 160 (attano e. his very own).—2. eva often appears with prothetic (sandhi-)y as yeva, most frequently after i and e, but also after the other vowels and ṃ, cp. J.I, 293, 307; II, 110, 128, 129, 159; IV, 3; VI, 363.—3. After ṃ eva also takes the form of ñeva, mostly with assimilation of ṃ to ñ, viz. tañ ñeva J.I, 223; tasmiñ ñeva J.I, 139; ahañ ñeva Miln.40.—4. After long vowels eva is often shortened to va (q. v.).

—rūpa (1) such, like that Sn.279, 280; It.108; J.II, 352, etc.—(2) of such form, beauty or virtue J.I, 294; III, 128, etc. (Page 162)

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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