Camasa: 18 definitions
Camasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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 Chamasa.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Camasa (चमस).—A yogi, the younger brother of Bharata, a king born in the dynasty of Priyavrata, son of Manu. This country got its name Bhārata from king Bharata (country ruled by Bharata). Bharata had nine brothers called Kuśāvarta, Ilāvarta, Brahmāvarta, Āryāvarta, Malaya, Bhadraketu, Sena, Indraspṛk and Kīkaṭa. Bharata had also nine other brothers renowned as navayogīs, born of another mother. Camasa was one of them, the other eight being Kavi, Hari, Ambarīṣa, Prabuddha, Pippalāyana, Āvīrhotra, Dramiḍa and Kharabhājana. (Bhāgavata Pañcama Skandha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Camasa (चमस).—A son of Ṛṣabha, and a bhāgavata; a sage who described to Nimi the nature of those who are not devoted to Hari.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 11; XI. 2. 21; 5. 2-18.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Camasa (चमस) refers to the “special cups for drinking Soma”, according to the Mattavilāsaprahasana.—Accordingly, as the Kāpālika cries out: “My darling, look. This pub resembles the Vedic sacrificial ground. For its signpost resembles the sacrificial pillar; in this case alcohol is the Soma, drunkards are the sacrificial priests, the wine glasses (caṣaka) are the special cups for drinking Soma (camasa), the roasted meat and other appetizers are the fire oblations, the drunken babblings are the sacrificial formulae, the songs are the Sāman-hymns, the pitchers are the sacrificial ladles, thirst is the fire and the owner of the pub is the patron of the sacrifice”
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Camasa in South America is the name of a plant defined with Lagenaria siceraria in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cucurbita idolatrica Willd. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Species Plantarum. (1805)
· Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci. (1995)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· FBI (1879)
· Publications of the Field Columbian Museum, Botanical Series (1930)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Camasa, for example health benefits, side effects, chemical composition, diet and recipes, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Camasa, (Vedic camasa, a cup) a ladle or spoon for sacrificing into the sacred fire J. VI, 52824=5294 (unite ca with masa, cp. 5299 and n. 4: aggijuhana-kaṭacchu-saṅkhātimasañca (for camasañ ca) v. l. Bd). Cp. Kern, Toevoegselen s. v. (Page 262)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
camasa (चमस).—m S A spoon or a ladle.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Camasa (चमस).—[camatyasmin, cam-asac Tv.]
1) A vessel (can, ladle &c.) used at sacrifices for drinking the Soma juice; Y.1.183 (also camasī); इडोदरे चमसाः कर्ण- रन्ध्रे (iḍodare camasāḥ karṇa- randhre) Bhāgavata 3.13.36.
2) A cake made of barley, rice &c.
Derivable forms: camasaḥ (चमसः), camasam (चमसम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Camasa (चमस).—m., Mahāvyutpatti 4050, according to one Tibetan version rna śal, tip or lobe of ear; v.l. sna śal (not recorded; sna = nose but Dictt. do not record śal except in rna śal). Perhaps named from fancied resemblance to the (flat) shape of the utensil called camasa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Camasa (चमस).—mf. (-saḥ-sī) 1A vessel used at sacrifices for drinking the juice of the acid asclepias, a kind of ladle or spoon. 2, A cake made of barley, rice or lentils ground to meal. 3. A plant, commonly Khetpapra, (Mollugo peutaphylla.) 4. A sweetmeat, or flour, sesamum, &c. mixed up with sugar into a kind of cake, &c. E. cam to eat, asac Unadi affix, fem. affix ṅīṣ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Camasa (चमस).—[cam + asa], m. and n. A drinking vessel, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 116.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Camasa (चमस).—[masculine] vessel for drinking, a wooden cup.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Camasa (चमस):—m. (n. [gana] ardharcādi; f(ī). , [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]; [from] √cam) a vessel used at sacrifices for drinking the Soma, kind of flat dish or cup or ladle (generally of a square shape, made of wood and furnished with a handle), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.
2) m. a cake (made of barley, rice, or lentils, ground to meal), sweetmeat, flour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]
3) ([gana] gargādi) Name of a son of Ṛṣabha, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, xi]
4) = camasodbheda, [Mahābhārata iii, 5053]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Camasa (चमस):—[(saḥ-sī)] 1. m. 3. f. A sacrificial ladle; kind of sweetmeat or cake.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Camasa (चमस) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Camasa.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Camasa (चमस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Camasa.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Camasa (ಚಮಸ):—[noun] = ಚಮಚ - [camaca -] 1.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Akashacamasa, Dhanyacamasa, Hotracamasa, Hotricamasa, Idacamasa, Kacamasha, Khacamasa, Mahacamasa, Nabhashcamasa, Namashcamasa, Phalacamasa, Samdhicamasa, Somacamasa, Udacamasa, Yajamanacamasa.
Full-text (+29): Yathacamasam, Dhanyacamasa, Camasya, Nabhashcamasa, Camasi, Mahacamasya, Camasodbheda, Phalacamasa, Camasin, Khacamasa, Atsaruka, Akashacamasa, Camasadhvaryu, Camasodbhedana, Camaca, Camrish, Yajamanacamasa, Mahacamasa, Hotricamasiya, Hotricamasa.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.161.1 < [Sukta 161]
Rig Veda 10.16.8 < [Sukta 16]
Rig Veda 4.35.2 < [Sukta 35]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 268 - Greatness of Camasodbheda (Camasa-udbheda) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 1.4.8 < [Adhikaraṇa 2 - Sūtras 8-10]
Brahma-Sūtra 3.3.63 (correct conclusion, 63-64) < [Adhikaraṇa 26 - Sūtras 59-64]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.4.9 < [Adhikaraṇa 2 - Sūtras 8-10]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.16.239 < [Chapter 16 - The Glories of Śrī Haridāsa Ṭhākura]
Verse 2.1.202 < [Chapter 1 - The Beginning of the Lord’s Manifestation and His Instructions on Kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana]
Verse 1.1.29 < [Chapter 1 - Summary of Lord Gaura’s Pastimes]
Taittiriya Upanishad Bhashya Vartika (by R. Balasubramanian)