Cama, Cāma, Camā: 9 definitions


Cama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, 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 Chama.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cāma (चाम).—n (carma S) Leather. Little used but in a few compounds. 2 A piece of money, according to ēkā āṇyācē tīsa dāma ēkā dāmācē tīsa cāma. cāmācē dāma cālaviṇēṃ (To issue for circulation leathern money.) To wanton in one's power; to commit fearlessly the most arbitrary acts.

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

cāma (चाम).—n Leather. A piece of money. cāmācē dāma cālaviṇē To commit arbitrary acts.

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cāma (चाम).—f A louse or tick bred upon the body.

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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

Cama (चम).—A Chamaka sūkta; (P.V.2.4, Vārtt.2).

Derivable forms: camaḥ (चमः).

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

Cama (चम):—m. [plural] = camaka-sūkta, [Pāṇini 5-2, 4], [vArttika] 2, [Patañjali]

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cāma (चाम) [Also spelled cham]:—(nm) skin; hide; —[ke dāma] lit. a leather coin—meaning a coin having no worth; earnings through immoral traffic in women.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cama (ಚಮ):—[noun] any of several small vessels used to drink juice of the plant sōma, in a religious sacrifice.

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Cāma (ಚಾಮ):—[noun] Kṛṣṇa, whose body is black in colour.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Camā (சமா) noun < Urdu jamā. Company. See ஜமா. [jama.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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