Lamaka, Lāmaka: 9 definitions


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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lamaka (लमक).—A northern kingdom.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 50.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lamaka (लमक).—A lover, paramour.

Derivable forms: lamakaḥ (लमकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lamaka (लमक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A lover, a gallant. E. ram to sport, Unadi aff. vun, and ra changed to la .

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

1) Lamaka (लमक):—[from lam] m. a lover, gallant, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] = tīrtha-śodhaka, [Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 33 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man

4) [v.s. ...] [plural] his descendants [gana] upakādi.

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

Lamaka (लमक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A lover, a gallant.

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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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