Atmakama, Ātmakāma, Atman-kama: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātmakāma (आत्मकाम).—a.

1) loving oneself, possessed of self-conceit, proud; आत्मकामा सदा चण्डी (ātmakāmā sadā caṇḍī) Rām.2.7.1.

2) loving Brahman or the Supreme Spirit only; भगवन् वयमात्मकामाः (bhagavan vayamātmakāmāḥ) Maitr. Up.7.1.

Ātmakāma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and kāma (काम).

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

Ātmakāma (आत्मकाम).—i. e. ātman-kam + a, adj., f. , Selfish, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 70, 10.

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

1) Ātmakāma (आत्मकाम):—[=ātma-kāma] [from ātma > ātman] a mf(ā)n. loving one’s self, possessed of self-conceit, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 70, 10]

2) [v.s. ...] loving the supreme spirit, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv] ([Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad])

3) [v.s. ...] b mfn. desirous of emancipation, [Jātakamālā]

[Sanskrit to German]

Atmakama 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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