Lamaka, aka: Lāmaka; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Lamaka in Purana glossary... « previous · [L] · next »

Lamaka (लमक).—A northern kingdom.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 50.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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lāmaka : (adj.) inferior; low; sinful.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Lāmaka, (adj.) (seems to be a specific Pāli word. It is essentially a C. word & probably of dialectical origin. Has it anything to do with omaka?) insignificant, poor, inferior, bad, sinful. The usual syn. is pāpa.—Vin. II, 76; Vism. 268 (=pāpaka); DhsA. 45; KhA 243 (=khudda); PugA 229 (nīca lāmaka=oṇata); KhA 150 (°desanā, cp. ukkaṭṭha); DhA. II, 77; IV, 44 (°bhāva); VvA. 116; PvA. 15 (for pāpa); 103 (=pāpaka), 125 (°purisa=kāpurisa); Sdhp. 28, 253, 426, 526 (opp. ukkaṭṭha).—f. lāmikā J. I, 285; II, 346 (for itarā); DhA. II, 61 (pāpikā l. diṭṭhi).—Cp. Dhs. trsl. 2 § 1025. (Page 583)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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

Lamaka (लमक).—A lover, paramour.

Derivable forms: lamakaḥ (लमकः).

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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