Camu, aka: Camū, Cāmu; 4 Definition(s)


Camu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chamu.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Cāmu (चामु):—The Sanskrit word for an army consisting of 729 elephants, as many chariots, 2,187 horses and 3,645 soldiers..

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism


camū : (f.) an army.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Camu, (f.) (Both derivation and exact meaning uncertain. The Vedic camū is a peculiar vessel into wh. the Soma flows from the press. In late Pali & Sk. it means a kind of small army, perhaps a division drawn up more or less in the shape of the Vedic vessel) an army J. II, 22; camūpati a general Mhvs 10, 65; 23, 4; Dāvs. I, 3. (Page 262)

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

camū (चमू).—f An army.

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