Kaham, Kahaṃ: 3 definitions

Introduction:

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

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kahaṃ : (adv.) where?

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kahāṃ (कहां):—(adv) where; —[amuka, kahāṃ amuka] the one being no match to the other, a world of difference between the two; —[kā kahāṃ] carried afar; stretched too remote; —[rājā bhoja kahāṃ gaṃgū telī] the one not fit even to hold a candle to the other.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kahaṃ (कहं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Katham.

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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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