Yathakamam, Yathākāmaṃ, Yatha-kamam: 4 definitions

Introduction

Yathakamam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yathākāmaṃ : (adv.) according to one's wish; at random.

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

Yathākāmaṃ refers to: according to wish, at random (see above); ° —karaṇiya to be done or dealt with ad lib. i.e. a victim, prey S. II, 226; IV, 91, 159; It. 56.

Note: yathākāmaṃ is a Pali compound consisting of the words yathā and kāmaṃ.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Yathākāmam (यथाकामम्).—(or kāmam) [adverb] according to wish, agreeably, at one’s ease.

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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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