Acama, aka: Ācāma, Ācamā, Ācama; 3 Definition(s)


Acama 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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