Khama, Khamā: 2 definitions



Khama means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

khama : (adj.) forgiving; enduring; bearing. || khamā (f.) tolerance; patience; endurance.

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

Khama, (adj.) (fr. kṣam) (a) patient, forgiving. (b) enduring, bearing, hardened to (frost & heat, e.g. ), fit for.—(a) kh. belongs to the lovable attributes of a bhikkhu (kh. rūpānaṃ, saddānaṃ, etc.; indulgent as regards sights, sounds, etc.) A. III, 113=138; the same applied to the king’s horse A. III, 282. Khamā paṭipadā the way of gentleness (and opp. akkhamā), viz. akkosantaṃ na paccakosati “not to shout back at him who shouts at you” A. II, 152 sq.; cp. Nett 77; classified under the four paṭipadā at D. III, 229. In combn. w. vacana of meek, gentle speech, in vattā vacana° a speaker of good & meek words S. I, 63; II, 282; Miln. 380; cp. suvaco khamo A. V, 24 sq. , forgiving: Miln. 207. ‹-› (b) khamo sītassa uṇhassa, etc., enduring frost & heat A. III, 389=V. 132; addhāna° padhāna° (fit for) A. III, 30; ranga°, anuyoga°, vimajjana° M. I, 385.—akkhama (adj.) impatient, intolerant, in combination dubbaca dovacassa karaṇehi dhammehi samannāgata S. II, 204 sq. = A. II, 147 sq. With ref. to rūpa, saddā, etc. (see also above), of an elephant A. III, 156 sq.—D. III, 229; Sdhp. 95. (Page 234)

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Khamā, (f.) (fr. ksam) (a) patience, endurance. (b) the earth (cp. chamā & see khamati) J. IV, 8 (v. l. B. chamāya). (Page 234)

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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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