Jama, aka: Jāmā; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Jama means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Jāmā (जामा).—A daughter of Dakṣa married to Dhama; her sons were Navavīthis on the three paths.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 2, 33.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

jama (जम).—m (jamaṇēṃ) Agreement, accordance, fitting, matching, harmonizing, just consistence or correspondence (as of various musical instruments; of various ingredients; of various dispositions &c.): the meeting and union.upon an object (of several expedients, measures &c.): the agreeing, answering, tallying (of statements, calculations, researches &c.) v paḍa, basa.

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jamā (जमा).—f ( A) Receipts, collections, profits, income (esp. the revenue from lands or villages). 2 fig. The being included or reckoned amongst. Ex. āmacī thōrānta hī jamā nāhīṃ āṇi pōrānta hī nāhīṃ. 3 Amount or sum total. jamā karaṇēṃ or dharaṇēṃ To commit an item on the receipt-side of an account. jamēnta na kharcānta It is neither amongst the receipts nor amongst the disbursements; i. e. it is of no importance or consequence.

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jamā (जमा).—a ( A) Collected, gathered together.

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jāma (जाम).—m ( P) A sort of flagon or goblet. 2 Commonly jāmba.

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jāmā (जामा).—m ( P) A long robe or vest (worn by Muhammadans).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jama (जम).—m Agreement, accordance, fitting, harmonizing, just consistence or cor- respondence; the meeting and union upon an object (or several expedi- ents, measures &c.): the agreeing, answering, tallying (of statements, calculations, &c.). v paḍa, basa.

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jamā (जमा).—f Receipts, collections, profits, in- come. Fig. The being included or reckoned amongst. Ex. āmacī thōrāntahī jamā nāhī āṇi pōrāntahī nāhī. Amount or sum total. a Collected, gathered to- gether. jamā karaṇēṃ-dharaṇēṃ Commit an item on the receipt-side of an account. jamēnta nā kharcāta It is neither amongst the receipts nor amongst the disburse- ments; i. e. it is of no importance or consequence.

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jāmā (जामा).—m A long robe or vest (worn by Mahommadans).

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

Jāmā (जामा).—[jam-adane bā° aṇ strītvam]

1) A daughter; अन्यत्र जामया सार्धं प्रजानां पुत्र ईहते (anyatra jāmayā sārdhaṃ prajānāṃ putra īhate) Mb.13.45.14.

2) A daughter-in-law.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jama (जम).—ind. A wife. It is used in composition: see jampatī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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