ekavacana एकवचन

Definition: singular number; affix of the singular numberin Pāṇini's grammar applied to noun-bases (प्रातिपदिक) and roots when the sense of the singular number is to be conveyed; the singular sense can be of the form of an individual or collection or genus. The word एकवचन in the technical sense of singular number is found used in the Prātiśākhyas and Nirukta also.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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