Am, Aṃ, Ām: 13 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Aṃ (अं).—(ं) nasal utterance called अनुस्वार (anusvāra) and written as a dot above the vowel preceding it. cf. स्वरमनु संलीनं शब्द्यते इति (svaramanu saṃlīnaṃ śabdyate iti); it is pronounced after a vowel as immersed in it. The anusvāra is considered (l) as only a nasalization of the preceding vowel being in a way completely amalgamated with it. cf. T. Pr. V. 11,31; XV. 1; XXII. 14 ; (2) as a nasal addition to the preceding vowel, many times prescribed in grammar as nuṭ (नुट् (nuṭ)) or num (नुम् (num)) which is changed into anusvāra in which case it is looked upon as a sort of a vowel, while, it is looked upon as a consonant when it is changed into a cognate of the following consonant (परसवर्ण (parasavarṇa)) or retained as n (न् (n)). cf. P. VIII.4.58; (3) as a kind cf consonant of the type of nasalized half g(ग् (g)) as described in some treatises of the Yajurveda Prātiśākhya: cf also R. Pr.1.22 V.Pr.14.148-9. The vowel element of the anusvāra became more prevalent later on in Pali, Prkrit, Apabhraṃśa and in the spoken modern languages while the consonantal element became more predominant in classical Sanskrit.

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Āṃ (आं).—Indeclinable आ (ā) pronounccd nasalized, e. g. अभ्र आँ अपः (abhra āṃ apaḥ) M. Bh. I.3.2.

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1) Ām (आम्).—Augment आ (ā) prescribed in connection with the words चतुर् (catur) and अनडुह् (anaḍuh) before the case-affixes called सर्वनामस्थान (sarvanāmasthāna); cf. चतुरनडुहोराम् उदात्तः (caturanaḍuhorām udāttaḥ) P.VII.1.98;

2) Ām.—The affix आम् (ām) added before लिट् (liṭ) or a perfect termination by rules कास्प्रत्ययादाम् अमन्त्रे लिटि (kāspratyayādām amantre liṭi) and the following (P. III 1.35-39), as for instance, in कासांचक्रे, ऊहांचक्रे, दयांचक्रे, जागरांचकार, विभयांचकार (kāsāṃcakre, ūhāṃcakre, dayāṃcakre, jāgarāṃcakāra, vibhayāṃcakāra) etc.;

3) Ām.—Geni. pl. caseaffix आम् (ām) as in दृषदाम्, शरदाम् (dṛṣadām, śaradām), with न् (n) prefixed in रामाणाम् (rāmāṇām) etc., and with स् (s) prefixed in सर्र्वेषाम् (sarrveṣām) etc.;

4) Ām.—loc. sing. case-affix आम् (ām) substituted for इ (i) (ङि (ṅi)); cf. ङेराम् नद्याम्नीभ्यः (ṅerām nadyāmnībhyaḥ) P.VI.4.116.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Am [आम] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Mangifera indica from the Anacardiaceae (Cashew) family. For the possible medicinal usage of am, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṃ (अं).—An interjection expressing contempt, indifference, unconcern; also disbelief or incredulity; umph!

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āṃ (आं).—A particle of inquiry. Used when an observation &c. made is but indistinctly heard; eh?

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āṃ (आं).—A particle of inquiry; eh?

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Am (अम्).—ind.

1) Quickly.

2) A little. cf. also अं सुखं कश्मलं दुःखं पूर्णं दूरं गतं वरम् (aṃ sukhaṃ kaśmalaṃ duḥkhaṃ pūrṇaṃ dūraṃ gataṃ varam) Enm.

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Ām (आम्).—ind. An interjection of (a) assent, acceptance, 'oh', 'yes'; आं कुर्मः (āṃ kurmaḥ) M.1; (b) recollection; आं तस्मि- न्नुर्वश्या वचनं स्खलितमासीत् (āṃ tasmi- nnurvaśyā vacanaṃ skhalitamāsīt) V.3; आं ज्ञातम् (āṃ jñātam) Ś.3, Oh, I See it now; M.3; (c) determination, 'surely', 'verily', आं चिरस्य खलु प्रतिबुंद्धोऽस्मि (āṃ cirasya khalu pratibuṃddho'smi); (d) reply.

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

Am (अम्).—[ama] r. 1st cl. (amati) 1. To go, to go to or towards. 2. To serve or honour. 3. To sound. 10th cl. (āmayati) To afflict with sickness or pain from disease.

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

Am (अम्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.], with prep. also [Ātmanepada.] 1. To go. 2. To sound.

— I. 10, [Parasmaipada.] To be ill (ved.). The original notion was ‘to be hard, strong, powerful.’

— Cf. aṃsa, āma, and many ved. significations and derivatives; [Latin] emo, properly ‘to take,’ demo;

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Ām (आम्).—A particle of reminiscence: Ah! [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 38, 17.

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

Am (अम्).—amīti press on, harm (only [participle] emuṣam harmful, pernicious). [Causative] āmayati suffer, be sick.

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Ām (आम्).—[exclamation] of recollection or assent.

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

1) Am (अम्):—1. am ind. quickly, a little, ([gana] cādi q.v.)

2) 2. am the termination am in the comparative and other forms used as ind. e.g. prataram, etc., ([gana] svar-ādi q.v.)

3) 3. am amati, to go, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.];

—to go to or towards, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.];

—to serve or honour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.];

—to sound, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.];—(Imper. [Ātmanepada] 2. sg. amīṣva; [Aorist] āmīt; cf. abhy-√am)

—to fix, render firm, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā];

— (perf. p. [accusative] sg. emuṣam for emivāṃsam) to be pernicious or dangerous, [Ṛg-veda viii, 77, 10] :—[Causal] āmayati ([imperfect tense] āmayat; [Aorist] [subjunctive] āmamat)

—to be afflicted or sick, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] (cf. an-āmayat).

4) Ām (आम्):—ind. an interjection of assent or recollection, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Śakuntalā; Vikramorvaśī] etc.

5) (a vocative following this particle is anudātta, [Pāṇini 8-1, 55.])

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

1) Am (अम्):—amati 1. a. To go; to serve; to sound. 10. a. To be sick; afflict.

2) Āṃ (आं):——Yes.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃ (ಅಂ):—[noun] a conjunctional suffix, affixed to the end of each word to be connected in a sentence.

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Āṃ (ಆಂ):—[pronoun] the nominative singular of the first personal pronoun; the word mentioning oneself; the one who is speaking or writing; " I ".

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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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