Vema: 14 definitions


Vema means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Tamil. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 36: Tenali plates of eastern Chālukya Vijayāditya I grant

Vema.—In the temple of Rāmaliṅgeśvara at Kandukūru, Nellore District, wherein it is stated that the victorious king Vema, the son of Anna-bhūpati of the Paṇṭa family glorified the age of Kali into that of Kṛta-yuga. King Vema referred to in this inscription is no doubt identical with Anavema of the inscription at Śrīśaila.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vema : (m.) a shuttle.

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

Vema, (nt.) (fr. vāyati2, cp. Sk. veman (nt.); Lat. vimen) loom or shuttle DhA. III, 175; SnA 268. (Page 649)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vēmā (वेमा).—m S pop. vēma m n A weaver's instrument for pressing and closing the woof. Commonly phaṇī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vēmā (वेमा).—m Pop. vēma m n Weaver's instrument pressing and closing the wool.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vema (वेम).—[veñaḥ sarvatra imanin Uṇādi-sūtra 4.163]. m., n. A loom; महासिवेम्नः सहकृत्वरी बहुम् (mahāsivemnaḥ sahakṛtvarī bahum) N.1.12; तुरीवेमादिकम् (turīvemādikam) T. S.; शुक्लं वयन्तो तरसा सुवेमौ (śuklaṃ vayanto tarasā suvemau) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.3.58.

Derivable forms: vemaḥ (वेमः).

See also (synonyms): veman.

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

Vema (वेम).—m.

(-maḥ) A loom. E. veñ to weave, aff. man .

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

Vema (वेम).—[ve + ma], m., and veman ve + man, m. and n. A loom.

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

Vema (वेम).—[masculine] a loom.

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

1) Vema (वेम):—[from ve] a m. a loom (in su-v), [Mahābhārata]

2) b vemaka etc. See √1. ve, p.1013.

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

Vema (वेम):—(maḥ) 1. m. A loom.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vema 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Vema (वेम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Veman.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vēma (ವೇಮ):—[noun] a machine for weaving thread or yarn into cloth; a loom.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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