Apakama, Apakāma: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apakāma (अपकाम).—Ved. Abhorrence, aversion, abominableness; absence of what is dear. धनुः शत्रोरपकामं करोति (dhanuḥ śatrorapakāmaṃ karoti) Rv. 6.75.2.

-mam ind. Unwillingly, against one's will.

Derivable forms: apakāmaḥ (अपकामः).

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

1) Apakāma (अपकाम):—[=apa-kāma] m. aversion, abhorrence, [Ṛg-veda vi, 75, 2; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] abominableness, [Atharva-veda]

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

Apakāma (अपकाम):—(ved.) I. [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-maḥ) Loss of what is agreeable or dear; e. g. dhanuḥ śatrorapakāmaṃ kṛṇoti ‘the bow deprives (i. e. may deprive) the enemy of what is dear to him’. Ii. Avyayībh.

(-mam) 1) Unwillingly, contrary to desire.

2) Without desire. E. apa and kāma.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apakama 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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