Acam, Ācam, A-cam: 5 definitions


Acam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Acham.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Acam in India is the name of a plant defined with Allium cepa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Allium angolense Baker (among others).

2) Acam is also identified with Carum copticum It has the synonym Carum copticum (L.) C.B. Clarke (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· World Applied Sciences Journal (2008)
· Can. Vet. J., (1977)
· Phytotherapy Research (2004)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1785)
· Acta Agron. Acad. Sci. Hung., (1980)

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ācam (आचम्).—sip, rinse the mouth, lick up, absorb, cause to disappear. [Causative] ācamayati & ācāmayati cause to sip. — Cf. ācānta, paryācānta.

Ācam is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and cam (चम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ācam (आचम्):—[=ā-√cam] -cāmati ([Pāṇini 7-3, 75]) to sip (water) from the palm of the hand for purification (with [instrumental case] [Manu-smṛti ii, 61]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] etc.;

— (perf. 3. p. -cemuḥ) to lap up, lick up, absorb, cause to disappear (as the winds lick up moisture, [Raghuvaṃśa ix, 68; xiii, 20]) :

—[Causal] ([indeclinable participle] -camayya) to cause to sip (water) for purification, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra];—([Potential] -cāmayet; p. -cāmayat)

—to cause to sip water, [Manu-smṛti]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ācam (आचम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āyama.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Acam (அசம்) noun Onion. See வெண்காயம். (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [venkayam. (vaithiya muligai)]

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Acam (அசம்) noun < aja.

1. Goat, sheep; ஆடு. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [adu. (pingalagandu)]

2. He-goat; வெள்ளாட்டேறு. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [vellatteru. (pingalagandu)]

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Acam (அசம்) noun < a-ja.

1. That which is not born, as the Supreme Being; பிறவாதது. அச மனந்த மவிநாசி [piravathathu. asa manantha mavinasi] (கைவல்ய. சந்தேக. [kaivalya. santhega.] 137).

2. Three-year-old paddy; மூன்றுவருடத்து நெல். [munruvarudathu nel.] (W.)

3. Heap of paddy; நெற்குவை. [nerkuvai.] (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம் தைல. [thailavarukkachurukkam thaila.] 47.)

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Acam (அசம்) noun cf. malaya-ja. Sandal-wood; சந்தனம். (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [santhanam. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Ācam (ஆசம்) noun < hāsa. Laughter, mirth; சிரிப்பு. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [sirippu. (pingalagandu)]

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Acam (அசம்) noun < aja-mōdikā. See அசமடம். [asamadam.] (T. C. M. ii, 2, 429.)

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