Vyama, Vyāma: 12 definitions

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Vyama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vyāma : (m.) a fathom.

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

Vyāma, see byāma & add ref. D. II, 18≈Vism. 136 (catu°pamāṇa). Vyāyata (vi+āyata) stretched; only neg. a° senseless, confused (should it be vyāyatta?) J. I, 496 (=avyatta C.). See also viyāyata. (Page 654)

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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

vyāma (व्याम).—m S (Popularly vāṃva) A fathom.

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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

Vyāma (व्याम).—A measure of length equal to the space between the tips of the fingers of either hand when the arms are extended; a fathom; (drumaṃ) दश- व्याममथोद्विद्धं निष्पत्रमकरोत्तदा (daśa- vyāmamathodviddhaṃ niṣpatramakarottadā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.11.39; Daśakumāracarita 2.2.

Derivable forms: vyāmaḥ (व्यामः).

See also (synonyms): vyāmana.

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

Vyāma (व्याम).—m.

(-maḥ) 1. A fathom, or the space between the tips of the fingers of either hand when the arms are extended. 2. Disregard. 3. Smoke. E. bi before am to go, with āṅ prefix and ac aff.

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

Vyāma (व्याम).—i. e. vi-yam + a, m. 1. A fathom, or the space between the tips of the fingers of either hand when the arms are extended, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 197, 17; Mahābhārata 3, 10207. 2. Smoke.

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

Vyāma (व्याम).—[masculine] a fathom (lit. stretch -out).

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

1) Vyāma (व्याम):—[=vy-āma] m. ([probably] for vi-yāma q.v.; cf. vy-āyāma, sam-āma) the measure of the two extended arms (= 5 Aratnis), a fathom, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] diagonal direction, [Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] disregard, disrespect (?), [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] smoke (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a class of deceased ancestors, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] Costus Speciosus or Arabicus, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Vyāma (व्याम):—[vyā+ma] (maḥ) 1. m. A fathom; smoke; disregard.

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

Vyāma (व्याम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vāma.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vyama 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyāma (ವ್ಯಾಮ):—

1) [noun] a unit of length, equal to the distance between the tips of the middle fingers of both hands, when stretched apart away from the chest.

2) [noun] the cardinal number hundred; 100.

3) [noun] a man suffering from a disease; a sick man.

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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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