Kam, Kaṃ, Kām: 16 definitions
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Kām (काम्).—Augment आम् (ām) applied to तूष्णीम् (tūṣṇīm) just as अकच् (akac) is applied, e.g.; आसितव्यं किल तूष्णीकाम (āsitavyaṃ kila tūṣṇīkāma) M. Bh. on V.3.72.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kaṃ : (nt.) what thing?
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kāṃ (कां).—ad Why? wherefore? 2 ind An expletive constantly occurring in poetry. Ex. dēśōdēśīñcē jē kāṃ nṛpa ||.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kāṃ (कां).—ad Why? Wherefore?
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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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kam (कम्).—ind. Ved. A particle used as an expletive or enclitic.
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Kām (काम्).—ind. An interjection used in calling out to another.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kam (कम्).—[(u)kamu] r. 1st cl. (kāmayati) To desire: this root is irregular.
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Kam (कम्).—ind. 1. Water. 2. The head. 3. Happiness or happily. 4. An expletive. E. kam to desire, vic aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kam (कम्).—[ka + m] (old acc. s. n. of kim), a particle, Indeed,
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Kam (कम्).—i. 10, [Ātmanepada.] (in epic poetry also [Parasmaipada.], [Hiḍimbavadha] 4, 4; [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 51, 28), in the pres., impf., imptive., and potent., and optionally in all the other forms, kāmaya. 1. To love, Mahābhārata 1, 2400; [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 34, 16. 2. To desire, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 5, 52; to wish, with infin., Mahābhārata 1, 6582; to intend, with infin., Mahābhārata 3, 2249.
— Anom. ptcple. of the pres. kāmayāna, e. g. Mahābhārata 13, 1891; kāmamana (probably to be corrected to kāmayāna), [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 24, 37; 38.
— Pf. pass. kānta. 1. Loved, [Hiḍimbavadha] 4, 35. 2. Amiable, graceful.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kam (कम्).—1. [interrogative] or emphasizing particle, [especially] after [dative] [infinitive]; [enclitic] after nu, su, & hi.
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Kam (कम्).—2. (without [present]), [participle] kānta (q.v.) wish, desire, love. [Causative] kāmayate (ti) the same; kāmaṃ kāmayamāna having a wish.
— anu & abhi wish, desire. ni lust after, long for ([accusative]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kam (कम्):—1. kam ind. ([Greek] κεν) well (opposed to a-kam, ‘ill’), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.
2) a particle placed after the word to which it belongs with an affirmative sense, ‘yes’, ‘well’ (but this sense is generally so weak that Indian grammarians are perhaps right in enumerating kam among the expletives, [Nirukta, by Yāska]; it is often found attached to a [dative case] case, giving to that case a stronger meaning, and is generally placed at the end of the Pāda, e.g. ajījana oṣadhīr bhojanāya kam, thou didst create the plants for actual food, [Ṛg-veda v, 83, 10]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā v]
3) is also used as an enclitic with the particles nu, su, and hi (but is treated in the Pada-pāṭha as a separate word; in this connection kam has no accent but once, [Atharva-veda vi, 110, 1]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]
4) a particle of interrogation (like kad and kim), [Ṛg-veda x, 52, 3]
5) (sometimes, like kim and kad, at the beginning of compounds) marking the strange or unusual character of anything or expressing reproach, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) head, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) food, [Nirukta, by Yāska]
8) water, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]
9) happiness, bliss, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) 2. kam [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] (not used in the conjugational tenses) cakame, kamitā, kamiṣyate, acakamata, [Dhātupāṭha xii, 10] to wish, desire, long for, [Ṛg-veda v, 36, 1; x, 117, 2; Atharva-veda xix, 52, 3; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.;
—to love, be in love with, have sexual intercourse with, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xi; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :—[Causal] [Ātmanepada] ([Epic] also [Parasmaipada]) kāmayate, -ti, kāmayāṃ-cakre, acīkamata, etc.;
—to wish, desire, long for (with [accusative] or [infinitive mood] or [Potential] [Pāṇini 3-3, 157]; e.g. kāmaye bhuñjīta bhavān, I wish your worship may eat; kāmaye dātum, I wish to give, [Kāśikā-vṛtti]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata] etc.;
—to love, be in love with, have sexual intercourse with, [Ṛg-veda x, 124, 5; 125, 5; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.;
—to cause any one to love, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] (in that sense [Parasmaipada] [Vopadeva]);
— (with bahu or aty-artham) to rate or value highly, [Rāmāyaṇa] :—[Desiderative] cikamiṣate and cikāmayiṣate:—[Intensive] caṃkamyate;
11) cf. [Latin] comis; also amo, with the loss of the initial, for camo; cā-rus for cam-rus: [Hibernian or Irish] caemh, ‘love, desire; fine, handsome, pleasant’; caomhach, ‘a friend, companion’; caomhaim, ‘I save, spare, protect’; [Armenian] kamim.
12) Kām (काम्):—ind. an interjection used in calling out to another, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kam (कम्):—[(ṅa-u-ma) kāmayati] 10. d. To desire.
2) Aptote. Water.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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 (even English!). 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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kam in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) little, few, scanty; less; short, small; deficient; (adv) rarely; seldom; ~[akala] stupid, foolish, unwise; ~[asala] crossbreed, hybrid; base; —[umra] young, young in age; —[kimata] cheap, lowpriced; ~[kharca] thrifty, frugal, economical; ~[kharci] thrift, frugality, econony; ~[khvaba] brocade, silk wrought with gold and silver flowers; ~[tara] smaller; lesser; ~[tarina] smallest; least; ~[nasiba] unfortunate; hence ~[nasibi; —kharca bala nashina] economical and yet of a superior quality; low cost, great show..—kam (कम) is alternatively transliterated as Kama.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Kaṃ (कं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kam.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kaṃ (ಕಂ):—[noun] the organ of sight; the eye.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 5.74.3 < [Sukta 74]
Rig Veda 7.33.3 < [Sukta 33]
Rig Veda 8.64.9 < [Sukta 64]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 6.37 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyāna-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Meditation)]
Verse 2.21 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
Verse 3.26 < [Chapter 3 - Karma-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Action)]
Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.64 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.1.57-59 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.4.30 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.20 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 1.2.284 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 3.3.134 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 8 - The Chapter on the disciples Bya yul pa < [Book 5 - The Sovereign Lord (Atiśa)]
Chapter 10 - The chapter on Kam pa and Shar ba pa < [Book 5 - The Sovereign Lord (Atiśa)]
Chapter 9 - The Chapter on Rgya ma pa < [Book 5 - The Sovereign Lord (Atiśa)]