Bhama: 8 definitions


Bhama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhama : (m.) a revolving thing; a whirl pool; swerving.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhāma (भाम).—f A well (as that at jāmagāṃva) having water to supply the working of four mot or bullockbuckets, i.e. an extensive and deep well.

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bhāma (भाम).—f (Vulgar.) Remembrance.

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

bhāma (भाम).—f A large well. Remembrance.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāma (भाम).—[bhām-ghañ]

1) Brightness, lustre, splendour,

2) The sun.

3) Passion, wrath, anger.

4) A sister's husband; अहो भगिन्यहो भाम मया वां बत पाप्मना । पुरुषाद इवापत्यं बहवो हिंसिताः सुताः (aho bhaginyaho bhāma mayā vāṃ bata pāpmanā | puruṣāda ivāpatyaṃ bahavo hiṃsitāḥ sutāḥ) || Bhāg.1.4.15.

-mā 1 A passionate woman.

2) Name of one of the wives of Kṛṣṇa, usually called सत्यभामा (satyabhāmā).

Derivable forms: bhāmaḥ (भामः).

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

Bhāma (भाम).—m.

(-maḥ) 1. Passion, anger, wrath. 2. Light, lustre. 3. The sun. 4. A sister’s husband. f.

(-mā) A passionate woman. E. bhā to shine, and man Unadi aff., or bhām to be angry, aff. ac .

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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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