Mama: 12 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Mama, Gen. Dat. of pers. pron. ahaṃ (q. v.) used quasi independently (as substitute for our “self-”) in phrase mama-y-idaṃ Sn. 806 thought of “this is mine, ” cp. S. I, 14, i.e. egoism, belief in a real personal entity, explained at Nd1 124 by maññanā conceit, illusion. Also in var. phrases with kṛ in form mamaṃ°, viz. mamaṅkāra etc.—As adj. “self-like, selfish” only neg. amama unselfish Sn. 220 (=mamatta-virahita SnA 276); Pv IV. 134 (=mamaṅkāra-virahita PvA. 230); J. IV, 372; VI, 259. See also amama, cp. māmaka. (Page 523)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mama (मम).—ind A word (opposed to papa) used by cartmen and ploughmen in directing the lefthand-bullock.
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mama (मम).—(S) Mine; the sixth case in Sanskrit gram- mar of asmad. It occurs frequently in poetry. Ex. tyā kṣēma asō mama varā || asēṃ bōlē cintāturā ||. mama mhaṇaṇēṃ To say It is mine; to cry Ego, or say Yes. 2 To confess or own: also to consent or agree to.
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māma (माम).—m (Imit.) A term amongst children for the mother's breast; also n for the daily meal.
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māmā (मामा).—m (māmaka S) A maternal uncle. 2 A respectful compellation for the father of one's wife; also for a male person in general. Pr. kāmāpuratā māmā My dear friend--as long as I want your service. 3 A term of abuse for a person unlettered and unversed in business. 4 A facetious name at night for a rat. (Use at night of the plain name is held to be unlucky.)Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mama (मम).—pro Mine.
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māmā (मामा).—m A maternal uncle. A respectful compellation for the father of one's wife.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mama (मम).—(Gen. sing. of asmād the first personal pronoun) My, mine.
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Māma (माम).—a. (-mī f.)
1) My, mine.
2) Dear friend.
3) Uncle (used in voc.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mama (मम).—[ and mamama, nt., read amama, q.v.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mama (मम).—Ind. The genitive singular of the first personal pronoun.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Māma (माम).—i. e. mama, gen. sing. of asmad, + a, adj. Mine, [Pañcatantra] 98, 13; dear, 50, 12; 16; 51, 13; 23; 52, 4, etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Māma (माम).—[masculine] only [vocative] in confidential address = uncle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mama (मम):—[genitive case] sg. of 1st [person] [pronoun] in [compound]
2) Māma (माम):—m. ([from] mama [literally], ‘belonging to mine’) dear friend, uncle (only in [vocative case] sg. as a term of affection among animals in fables), [Pañcatantra] (cf. tāta, mātula etc.)
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Māmā (मामा):—(nm) maternal uncle; also [māmūṃ] (generally used by Muslims); ~[mī] maternal aunt.
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Starts with (+30): Mamadi, Mamagam, Mamaji, Mamaka, Mamakara, Mamakesara, Mamaki, Mamakina, Mamakritya, Mamala, Mamalata, Mamalatadara, Mamalatadari, Mamalla, Mamalladevi, Mamallapura, Mamallapuram, Mamaluta, Mamanasa, Mamanasayati.
Full-text (+495): Mamata, Mamaka, Nirmama, Amama, Mamakesara, Mamatva, Mamakara, Mami, Mamakina, Mamateya, Mamakritya, Mamebahina, Vyaharana, Mamayati, Kamapurata-mama, Mamaji, Mamaki, Lomatas, Amamata, Amamatva.
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.231 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 2.4.246 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 1.2.51 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 1.7 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Verse 10.40 < [Chapter 10 - Vibhūti-yoga (appreciating the opulences of the Supreme Lord)]
Verse 1.28 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.4.272 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 2.1.216 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.2.155 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.8: The Buddha appeared simultaneously in the same form to all the beings < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Introduction (the story of Śāriputra) < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
I. Text of the list according to the Prajñāpāramitā < [Part 1 - Mahāyānist list of the eighteen special attributes of the Buddha]