Cam: 7 definitions


Cam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Cham.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cam (चम्).—[(u) camu] r. 1st and 5th cls. (camati, camnoti) To eat, to drink, to take any thing into the mouth, as food, whether solid or liquid. With āṅ prefixed, (ācāmati) To sip as water With vi, (vicamati) To eat. bhvā-pa-saka-seṭ svādi vā.

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

Cam (चम्).— i. 1; ii. 5, [Parasmaipada.] To sip.

— With the prep. ā ā base of the pres. etc., cāma 1. To sip water, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 52, 73. 2. To rinse one’s mouth, i. e. to make one’s ablution, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 61. 3. To swallow figuratively, Mahābhārata 5, 2978 (the horses swallowed the way, i. e. finished it very quickly). Ptcple. of the pf. pass. ā-cānta in active sense, One who has rinsed his mouth, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 251. Ptcple. of the fut. pass., ā-camanīya n. Water for rinsing the mouth with, Mahābhārata 3, 13662. Causal, cāmaya To cause to sip, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 241.

— With paryā pari-ā, paryācānta (viz. anna food), One who has rinsed his mouth too early (without waiting the end of a meal), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 212.

— With samā sam-ā To make one’s ablution, Mahābhārata 13, 5063.

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

Cam (चम्).—cāmati & camati sip, drink.

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

Cam (चम्):—[class] 1. mati (perf. cacāma [Aorist] acamīt, [Vopadeva]; [Passive voice] acami, [ib.]),

—to sip, drink, [Nirukta, by Yāska x, 12; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya; Jaimini iii, 5, 22 [Scholiast or Commentator]];

—to eat, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya xiv, 53] : [Vedic or Veda] [class] 5. camnoti, [Dhātupāṭha xxvii, 27] :—[Causal] cāmayati, [xix, 69] (cf. ā, anv-ā-; paryā-cānta, sam-ā-camya.)

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

Cam (चम्):—[(-u, na) camnoti] 5. a. To eat; to chew. With ā prefixed, to sip.

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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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