Akama, aka: Akāma; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[Akama in Vyakarana glossaries]

Akāma (अकाम).—(अकामसंधि (akāmasaṃdhi)) an invariable (नित्य (nitya)) euphonic change (संधि (saṃdhi)) such as the dropping of th' consonant r (र् (r)) when followed by r. cf. R. Pr. IV.9. रेफोदयो लुप्यते द्राघितोपधा ह्रस्वस्याकामनियता उभाविमी । (rephodayo lupyate drāghitopadhā hrasvasyākāmaniyatā ubhāvimī |) e. g. युवो रजांसि, सुयमासो अश्वा रथः (yuvo rajāṃsi, suyamāso aśvā rathaḥ) R. V. I. 180.1.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Akama in Sanskrit glossaries]

Akāma (अकाम).—a. [nāsti kāmo yasya]

1) Free from desire, affection, love; अकामस्य क्रिया काचिद् दृश्यते नेह कर्हिचित् (akāmasya kriyā kācid dṛśyate neha karhicit) Ms.2.4. everything is an act of his will.

2) Reluctant, unwilling; योऽकामां दूषयेत्कन्यां स सद्यो वधमर्हति (yo'kāmāṃ dūṣayetkanyāṃ sa sadyo vadhamarhati) | Ms.8.364; also नाकामो दातुमर्हति (nākāmo dātumarhati).

3) Uninfluenced by, not subject to, love; भयादकामापि हि दृष्टिविभ्रमं (bhayādakāmāpi hi dṛṣṭivibhramaṃ) Ś.1.23.

4) Unconscious, unintentional; अकामोपनतेनेव साधोर्हृदयमेनसा (akāmopanateneva sādhorhṛdayamenasā) R.1.39 unconsciously committed.

5) The Sandhi which causes the dropping of a final र् (r) before a following र् (r).

(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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