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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Karumam (கருமம்) noun < karman.

1. Action; work; deed; செயல். (திவா.) [seyal. (thiva.)]

2. Fruit of deeds, accumulating in three ways, viz., சஞ்சிதம், பிராரத் தம், ஆகாமியம் [sanchitham, pirarath tham, agamiyam]; fate; வினைப்பயன். கரும வரிசையாற் கல்லாதார் பின்னும், பெருமை யுடையாருஞ் சேறல் [vinaippayan. karuma varisaiyar kallathar pinnum, perumai yudaiyarugn seral] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 249).

3. Business; profession, occupation; தொழில். தவஞ்செய்வார் தங்கருமஞ் செய்வார் [thozhil. thavancheyvar thangarumagn seyvar] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 266).

4. Religious rites; duties that are enjoined by the Śāstras; வேதசம்மதமான சடங்கு. [vethasammathamana sadangu.]

5. Moral duty; specific obligation; கடமைச் செயல். கானப்பேர் கைதொழல் கருமமே [kadamais seyal. kanapper kaithozhal karumame] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 897, 10).

6. Funeral ceremonies; உத்தரகிரியை. [utharagiriyai.]

7. (Grammar) Object of a verb; செயப்படுபொருள். [seyappaduporul.] (வீரசோழீயம் வேற்றுமை. [virasozhiyam verrumai.] 1.)

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Karumam (கருமம்) noun < gharma. Heat; உஷ்ணம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [ushnam. (pingalagandu)]

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