Vyama, aka: Vyāma; 4 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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vyāma : (m.) a fathom.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-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) Mb.3.11.39; Dk.2.2.

Derivable forms: vyāmaḥ (व्यामः).

See also (synonyms): vyāmana.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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