Kamyata, Kamyatā: 6 definitions



Kamyata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F Will, wish to undertake something. Enthusiasm in the fulfilment of a duty.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kamyatā : (f.) (in cpds.) wish; longing.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kamyatā, (-°) & kammatā (Nd) (fr. kām) wish, desire, longing for, striving after; with inf. or equivalent: kathetu° VvA. 18; muñcitu° (+paṭisaṅkhā) Ps. I, 60, 65; Bdhd 123; asotu°, adaṭṭhu° and adassana° Vbh. 372. Esp. in definitions, as of chanda: kattu° Vbh. 208; Bdhd 20; of jappā: puñcikatā sādhu° Vbh. 351; 361=Dhs. 1059; Nd2 s. v. taṇhāII (: has the better reading mucchañci katā asādhu°; v. l. pucchañci°; both Vbh. and Dhs. have sādu in text which should be corrected to asādhu°; see detail under puñcikatā); of māna; ketu° Nd2 505; Dhs. 1116=1233; Vbh. 350 sq.; Bdhd 24; of lapanā: pāṭu° (v. l. cāṭu°) Vbh. 246= 352.—As Abl. (=kamyā) in dassana° S. I, 193=Th. 1, 1241; Sn. 121 (expl. as icchāya SnA 179). Cp. kammaññatā & kamma-sādutā. (Page 195)

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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāmyatā (काम्यता).—[kāmya + tā] f. Beauty, Mahābhārata 13, 1032.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāmyatā (काम्यता).—[feminine] loveliness, beauty.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāmyatā (काम्यता):—[=kāmya-tā] [from kāmya > kāma] f. loveliness, beauty, [Mahābhārata]

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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.

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