Aham, aka: Ahaṃ, Ahaṁ; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

[Aham in Pali glossaries]

ahaṃ : (nom. sing. of amha) I.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ahaṃ, (prom.) (Vedic ahaṃ = Av. az∂m; Gr. e)gw/(n); Lat. ego; Goth. ik, Ags. ic, Ohg. ih etc.) pron. of 1st person “I”. ‹-› Nom. sg. ahaṃ S.III, 235; A.IV, 53; Dh.222, 320; Sn.172, 192, 685, 989, 1054, 1143; J.I, 61; II, 159. — In pregnant sense (my ego, myself, I as the one & only, i. e. egotistically) in foll. phrases: yaṃ vadanti mama . . na te ahaṃ S.I, 116, 123; ahaṃ asmi “I am” (cp. ahaṃkāra below) S.I, 129; III, 46, 128 sq.; IV, 203; A.II, 212, 215 sq.; Vism.13; ahaṃ pure ti “I am the first” Vv 8450 (= ahamahaṃkārā ti VvA.351). — Gen. Dat. mayhaṃ Sn.431, 479; J.I, 279; II, 160, mama S.I, 115; Sn.22, 23, 341, 997; J.II, 159, & mamaṃ S.I, 116; Sn.253 (= mama C.), 694, 982. — Instr. mayā Sn.135, 336, 557, 982; J.I, 222, 279. — Acc. maṃ Sn.356, 366, 425, 936; J.II, 159; III, 26, & mamaṃ J.III, 55, 394. — Loc. mayi Sn.559; J III 188. The enclitic form in the sg. is me, & func- tions in diff. cases, as Gen. (Sn.983; J.II, 159), Acc. (Sn.982), Instr. (J.I, 138, 222), & Abl. — Pl. Nom. mayaṃ (we) Sn.31, 91, 167, 999; J.II, 159; VI, 365, amhe J.II, 129, & vayaṃ (q. v.). — Gen. amhākaṃ J.I, 221; II, 159 & asmākaṃ Sn.p. 106. — Acc. amhe J.I, 222; II, 415 & asme J.III, 359. — Instr. amhehi J.I, 150; II, 417 & asmābhi ThA.153 (Ap. 132). — Loc. amhesu J.I, 222. ‹-› The enclitic form for the pl. is no (for Acc. dat & Gen.): see under vayaṃ.

—kāra selfishness, egotism, arrogance (see also mamaṃkāra) M.III, 18, 32; S.II, 253; III, 80, 136, 169 sq.; IV, 41, 197, 202; A.I, 132 sq.; III, 444; Ud.70; Nett 127, and freq. passim. (Page 91)

(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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Aham in Marathi glossaries]

ahaṃ (अहं).—pron S I. Ex. tō ahaṃ mhaṇūna basalā āhē.

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ahaṃ (अहं).—ind Interjection expressing disapprobation, dissent &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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