Evam, aka: Evaṃ, Evaṃ; 5 Definition(s)


Evam 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Thus; in this way. This term is used in Thailand as a formal closing to a sermon.Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

evaṃ : (adv.) thus; in this way; (in reply:) yes.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

ēvaṃ (एवं).—conj S Thus, so, in this manner.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēvaṃ (एवं).—conj Thus, so. ēvañca ad Well then; in brief.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Evam (एवम्).—ind.

1) Thus, so, in this manner or way; (referring to what precedes as well as to what follows); अस्त्येवम् (astyevam) Pt. 1 it is so; एवंवादिनि देवर्षौ (evaṃvādini devarṣau) Ku.6.84; ब्रूया एवम् (brūyā evam) Me.13 (what follows); एवमस्तु (evamastu) be it so, amen; यद्येवम् (yadyevam) so; ।कमेवम् (|kamevam) why so; मैवम्, मा मैवम् (maivam, mā maivam) oh, not so, (do not do so) एवम् (evam) has sometimes an adjectival force; एवं वचनम् (evaṃ vacanam) such words.

2) Yes, quite so (implying assent); सीता-अहो जाने तस्मिन्नेव काले वर्ते । रामएवम् (sītā-aho jāne tasminneva kāle varte | rāmaevam) U.1; एवं यदात्थ भगवन् (evaṃ yadāttha bhagavan) Ku.2.31. It is also said to have the senses of.

3) likeness.

4) sameness of manner;

5) affirmation or determination;

6) command; or it is often used merely as an expletive. (In the Vedas evam occurs very rarely; its place being usually taken up by eva).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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