Karmin, Karmi, Karmī: 15 definitions


Karmin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi, biology. 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 Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Karmī (कर्मी).—Materialistic persons who cannot are generally known as karmīs or jñānīs. Both the jñānīs and karmīs depend on direct sense perception for their imperfect knowledge. The karmīs never agree to accept anything not directly perceived, and the jñānīs put forth only hypotheses.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Karmī (कर्मी) refers to “one who performs karma in accordance with Vedic injunctions”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Karmin (कर्मिन्) refers to “persons following the paths of action”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Skanda said to the Gods: “All of you mountains will become worthy of being worshipped by the sages and resorted to by persons following the paths of action (karmin) and knowledge [karmibhiḥ jñānibhiścaiva]. O mountains, at my word you will be assuming the forms of phallic emblems, the special forms of Śiva. There is no doubt about it. My maternal grandfather, the excellent mountain Himavat, will become the fortunate bestower of fruits to ascetics. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Karmin.—cf. Tamil Kaṉmi (SITI), an official; ‘an officer’ as distinct from ‘a servant’. Note: karmin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Karmi in India is the name of a plant defined with Mitragyna parvifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nauclea parvifolia Willd., nom. illeg. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Observ. Naucl. Indic. (1839)
· Species Plantarum (1798)
· Pl. Coromandel (1795)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karmin (कर्मिन्).—a.

1) Working, active, busy.

2) Engaged in any work or business.

3) One who performs religious deeds with the expectation of reward or recompense; यत् कर्मिणो न प्रवेदयन्ति रागात् (yat karmiṇo na pravedayanti rāgāt) Muṇḍ. Up.1.2.9. कर्मिभ्यश्चा- धिको योगी तस्माद्योगी भवार्जुन (karmibhyaścā- dhiko yogī tasmādyogī bhavārjuna) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.46. -m. A mechanic, artisan; अनेन विधिराख्यात ऋत्विक्कर्षककर्मिणाम् (anena vidhirākhyāta ṛtvikkarṣakakarmiṇām) Y.2.265.

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

Karmin (कर्मिन्).—i. e. karman + in, adj., f. iṇī. 1. Attached to worldly action, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 6, 46. 2. When latter part of a compound word, the aff. in generally belongs to the whole compound, not to karman alone, e. g. an-ārya -karmin is anāryakarman + in, adj. Doing the work of an Anārya, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 73. pāpa-karmin is pāpakarman + in, m. A sinner, Mahābhārata 18, 51. puṇyavāgbuddhikarmin, is puṇya-vāc-buddhi -karman + in, adj. Pure in word, mind, and action, Mahābhārata 17, 96.

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

Karmin (कर्मिन्).—[adjective] active; doing, performing (—°); [masculine] workman, labourer.

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

1) Karmin (कर्मिन्):—[from karman] mfn. acting, active, busy

2) [v.s. ...] performing a religious action, engaged in any work or business, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] belonging or relating to any act, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. performer of an action, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

5) [v.s. ...] labourer, workman, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] Butea frondosa, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

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

Karmin (कर्मिन्):—[(rmmī-rmmiṇī-rmmi) a.] Busy.

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

Karmin (कर्मिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kammi, Kammia.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Karmī (कर्मी):—(nm) a member of a crew; worker.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karmi (ಕರ್ಮಿ):—

1) [noun] a performer, doer or worker.

2) [noun] a person whose actions result in either good or bad consequences.

3) [noun] a wicked person; an evil doer; a sinner.

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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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