Kamam, aka: Kāmaṃ, Kāmam; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[Kamam in Vyakarana glossaries]

Kāmam (कामम्).—Optionally; at will; cf. काममति-दिश्यतांं वा (kāmamati-diśyatāṃṃ vā) M. Bh. on I.1.57.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Kamam in Pali glossaries]

kāmaṃ : (adv.) surely; certainly.

(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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Kamam in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kāmam (कामम्).—ind.

1) According to wish or inclination, at will; कामंगामी (kāmaṃgāmī).

2) Agreebly to desire; ये तिष्ठन्ति भवन्तु तेऽपि गमने कामं प्रकामोद्यमाः (ye tiṣṭhanti bhavantu te'pi gamane kāmaṃ prakāmodyamāḥ) Mu.1.25.

3) To the heart's content, U.3.16.

4) Willingly, joyfully; Śānti.4.4.

5) Well, very well (a particle of assent), it may be that; मनागनभ्यावृत्त्या वा कामं क्षाम्यतु यः क्षमी (manāganabhyāvṛttyā vā kāmaṃ kṣāmyatu yaḥ kṣamī) Śi.2.43.

6) Granted or admitted (that), true that, no doubt, (generally followed by tu, tathāpi, yet, still); कामं न तिष्ठति मदाननसंमुखी सा भूयिष्ठमन्यविषया न तु दृष्टिरस्याः (kāmaṃ na tiṣṭhati madānanasaṃmukhī sā bhūyiṣṭhamanyaviṣayā na tu dṛṣṭirasyāḥ) Ś.1.3; 2.1; कामं कर्णान्तविश्रान्ते विशाले तस्य लोचने (kāmaṃ karṇāntaviśrānte viśāle tasya locane) R.4.13; कामं जीवति मे नाथः (kāmaṃ jīvati me nāthaḥ) R.12.75; कामं नृपाः सन्तु सहस्रशोऽन्ये (kāmaṃ nṛpāḥ santu sahasraśo'nye) R.6.22; Māl.9.34.

7) Indeed, forsooth, really; R.2.43; (often implying unwillingness or contradiction).

8) Better, rather (usually with na); काममामरणात्तिष्ठेद् गृहे कन्यर्तुमत्यपि । न चैवेनां प्रयच्छेत्तु गृणहीनाय कर्हिचित् (kāmamāmaraṇāttiṣṭhed gṛhe kanyartumatyapi | na caivenāṃ prayacchettu gṛṇahīnāya karhicit) || Ms.9.89; H.1.112.

(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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