Acama, Ācāma, Ācamā, Ācama: 13 definitions

Introduction:

Acama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Achama.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ācāma : (m.) the scum of boiling rice.

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

Ācamā, (f.) (fr. ā + cam) absorption, resorption Nd1 429 (on Sn.945, which both in T. and in SnA reads ājava; expld. by taṇhā in Nidd.). Note. Index to SnA (Pj III) has ācāma. (Page 95)

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Ācāma, (Sk. ācāma) the scum or foam of boiling rice D.I, 166; M.I, 78; A.I, 295; J.II, 289; Pug.55; VvA.99 sq.; DhA.III, 325 (°kuṇḍaka). (Page 96)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ācama (आचम).—Rinsing the mouth, sipping.

Derivable forms: ācamaḥ (आचमः).

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Ācāma (आचाम).—[cam bhāve-ghañ]

1) Sipping water, rinsing the mouth.

2) The water or foam of boiled riec (Mar. peja); Y.3.322

Derivable forms: ācāmaḥ (आचामः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ācama (आचम).—m.

(-maḥ) Rincing the mouth: see the next.

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Ācāma (आचाम).—m.

(-maḥ) Sipping water, rincing the mouth. E. āṅ before cam to eat, affix. ghañ.

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

Ācāma (आचाम).—i. e. ā-cam + a, m. The water or scum of boiled rice.

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

Ācāma (आचाम).—[masculine] the water or foam of boiled rice.

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

1) Ācāma (आचाम):—[=ā-cāma] [from ā-cam] a m. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the water in which rice has been boiled, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Yājñavalkya iii, 322]

3) [v.s. ...] (mentioned as drunk by Jain ascetics; Prākṛt AyAma), [Jaina literature]

4) [=ā-cāma] [from ā-cānta] b etc. See, [ib.]

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

1) Ācama (आचम):—[ā-cama] (maḥ) 1. m. Rincing the mouth.

2) Ācāma (आचाम):—[ā-cāma] (maḥ) 1. m. Rincing the mouth.

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

Ācāma (आचाम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ācāma, Āyāma, Āyāmaga.

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Acama in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ācāma (आचाम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ācāma.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ācāma (ಆಚಾಮ):—

1) [noun] rinsing the mouth, sipping water before religious ceremonies or before or after meals, from the palm for ceremonial cleansing.

2) [noun] water used for rinsing the mouth.

3) [noun] the act of gargling.

4) [noun] the thick liquid strained out from boiled rice.

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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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