Vam, Vaṃ: 9 definitions


Vam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

“Vaṃ” is the bīja-mantra for varuṇa, or “water”.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vam (वम्).—[(ṭu, u)ṭuvamu] r. 1st cl. (vamati) To vomit, to eject from the mouth.

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

Vam (वम्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To vomit, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 121. 2. To spit out, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 28, 26. 3. To send forth, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 148, 8. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. vānta. 1. Vomited. 2. Effused, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 20. 3. One who has vomited, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 144. Comp. Durvānta, i. e. dus-, adj. one who has been wrongly treated with emetics, [Suśruta] 2, 191, 15. [Causal.] vāmaya; ptcple. of the pf. pass. vamita, Made to vomit.

— With the prep. ud ud, To spit out, to vomit, Mahābhārata 3, 15729; figuratively, 3, 1931.

— Cf. [Latin] vomere; [Gothic.] vamm, macula, ana-vammjan; [Anglo-Saxon.] wemman, maculare.

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

Vam (वम्).—vamiti & vamati [participle] vānta (q.v.) vomit, spit out, give forth (vacas repent). [Causative] vāmayati & vamayati cause to vomit.

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Vām (वाम्).—([enclitic]) [accusative] [dative] [genetive] [dual] of 2^nd [person or personal] [pronoun]

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

1) Vam (वम्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xx, 19]) vamati ([Vedic or Veda] also vamiti [imperfect tense] avamat or avamīt; [perfect tense] vavāma vemuḥ, [Mahābhārata] etc.; vavamuḥ, [Pāṇini 6-4, 126]; 2. sg. vemitha or vavamitha, [ib.; Siddhānta-kaumudī]; 3. sg. uvāma, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]; [Aorist] avān, [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa]; [future] vamitā, vamiṣyati [grammar]; [infinitive mood] vamitum, [ib.]; [indeclinable participle] vamitvā, [Manu-smṛti iv, 121]; vāntvā, [Vopadeva]),

—to vomit, spit out, eject ([literally] and [figuratively]), emit, send forth, give out, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to reject id est. repent (a word), [Ṛg-veda x, 108, 8] :—[Passive voice] vamyate ([Aorist] avāmi [grammar]), to be vomited etc.:—[Causal] vāmayati, vamayati (cf. [Dhātupāṭha xix, 68]; [Aorist] avīvamat [grammar]),

—to cause to vomit, [Suśruta] :—[Desiderative] vivamiṣati [grammar]:—[Intensive] vaṃvamyate, vaṃvanti[ib.]

2) cf. [Greek] ἐμέω for ϝεμέω; [Latin] vomere; [Lithuanian] vémti.

3) Vām (वाम्):—(encl.) [accusative] [dative case] [genitive case] [dual number] of 2nd [person] [pronoun] (cf. [Pāṇini 8-1, 20; 24 etc.]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (the accented vām in [Ṛg-veda vi, 55, 1] is thought to be = āvām [nominative case] [dual number] of 1st [person] [pronoun])

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

Vam (वम्):—[(ṭu-u) vamati] 1. a. To vomit.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vam (वम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vama.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vam in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vam in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) left, sinistral; reverse, contrary; adverse, perverse; vile, base; ~[ta] perversity; leftism, sinistrality; —[pashrva] left flank; sinistral; —[pashrvata] sinistrality; ~[parshvika] sinistral; ~[marga] the Tantrik cult (which prescribes wine, woman, etc. as essentials); ~[margi] a follower of ~[marga] pertaining to the ~[marga]..—vam (वाम) is alternatively transliterated as Vāma.

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