काम

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaːm/, [kã(ː)m]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्म ‎(karma)

Noun[edit]

काम ‎(kāmm ‎(Urdu spelling کام)

  1. work, task, labour
    मैं कारख़ाना में काम करता हूँ।
    I work at a factory.
  2. job, employment
    वर्तमान में, काम की तलाश कर रहा हूँ।
    Currently, I am looking for a job.
  3. function, purpose
    यह बक्सा मेज़ का काम देगा
    This box will serve the function of a table.
Synonyms[edit]
References[edit]
  • John T. Platts, “A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English”[1], retrieved 07-19-2012

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit काम ‎(kāma)

Noun[edit]

काम ‎(kāmm ‎(Urdu spelling کام)

  1. inclination
  2. wish
  3. desire
  4. lust
  5. longing
  6. sexual passion
  7. affection
  8. love
  9. the Hindu God of Love (equivalent to Cupid)
References[edit]
  • John T. Platts, “A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English”[2], retrieved 07-19-2012

Nepali[edit]

Noun[edit]

काम ‎(kām)

  1. work, act
  2. job, occupation

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*keh₂-

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *kā́ma, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

काम ‎(kā́mam

  1. wish, desire, longing
  2. love, affection, object of desire or of love or of pleasure
  3. pleasure, enjoyment
  4. love, especially sexual love or sensuality
  5. Love or Desire personified

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 252