Camma: 4 definitions


Camma means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

camma : (nt.) a hide; leather.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Camma, (nt.) (Vedic carman, cp. Lat. corium hide or leather, cortex bark, scortum hide; Ohg. herdo; Ags. heorQa=E. hide; also Sk. kṛtti; Ohg. scirm (shield); E. skin; from *sqer to cut, skin (cp. kaṭu)=the cut-off hide, cp. Gr. dέrw: (dέrma) 1. skin, hide, leather Vin. I, 192 (sīha° vyaggha° dīpi°), 196 (elaka° aja° miga°); A. IV, 393 (sīha° dīpi°); PvA. 157 (kadalimiga° as rug); J. II, 110 (sīha°); III, 82, 184; Miln. 53; Sdhp. 140. It is supposed to be subcutaneous (under chavi as tegument), & next to the bone: chaviṃ chindetvā cammaṃ chindati S. II, 238=A. IV, 129; frequent in expr. like aṭṭhi-cammanahāru-matta (skin & bones) PvA. 68, see under nahāru; camma-maṃsa-nahāru PvA. 80.—2. a shield Vin. II, 192 (asi° sword & shield); M. I, 86; A. III, 93; J. V, 373; VI, 580.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Camma (चम्म) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dharman.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Camma (ಚಮ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] the soft and flexible external covering or integument of an animal body; the skin.

2) [noun] the skin of an animal, with the hair removed, prepared by tanning or a similar process designed to preserve it against decay and make it pliable or supple when dry; leather.

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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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