Kaam: 1 definition


Kaam means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Kaam has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Kama.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Kaam is a Karbi term referring to “first room of the house”.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kaam in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) work, task; job, employment; performance; function; passion, lust; desire, needlework; embroidery; —[kala] the art of love; —[kumtha] sex complex; —[keli/krida] amorous sport, dalliance; ~[cara] a caprice; ~[cari] capricious; ~[deva] Cupid—god of love; ~[bana] the fire of passion, the flowery arrows of Cupid; —[bhavana] amoristic sentiment; —[mada] oestrus; ~[mudha] overwhelmed by passion; —[vasana] libido, sexual craving; —[vritti] sexual instinct; —[ana] to be of avail or of servive; to come into use; to come to one’s rescue; to help; to be killed or slain (in battle); —[karana] to prove effective, to do the trick; to succeed; —[ko kama sikhata hai] it is work that makes a workman, practice makes a man perfect; —[calana] to manage, to do with, to keep the work going, —[tamama karana] to put an end to; to destroy, to undo; to kill; —[dekho, apana] mind your own business; —[nikalana] to have the work accomplished; —[padana] to have to do with, to have business with; —[pyara hota hai, cama nahi] handsome is that handsome does; —[banana] to have a purpose served; —[bigadana] to make a mess of a business; to put a spoke in one’s wheel; to foil; —[mem jute rahana] to be busy as a bee; —[mem lana] to turn to account, to bring into play; —[lagana] to get busy, to have a pressing engagement; to get employed; —[se kama rakhana] to mind one’s (own) business; —[hona] to have one’s purpose served; to have to do a job..—kaam (काम) is alternatively transliterated as Kāma.

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