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।
    ma͠i kārxānā mẽ kām kartā hū̃.
    I work at a factory.
  2. job, employment
    वर्तमान में, काम की तलाश कर रहा हूँ।
    vartamān mẽ, kām kī talāś kar rahā hū̃.
    Currently, I am looking for a job.
  3. function, purpose
    यह बक्सा मेज़ का काम देगा
    yah baksā mez kā kām degā
    This box will serve the function of a table.
Synonyms[edit]
References[edit]
  • John T. Platts (accessed 07-19-2012), “A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit काम (kāma)

Noun[edit]

काम (kāmm (Urdu spelling کام)

  1. wish, desire
  2. lust, sexual passion
  3. love
  4. (Hinduism) the god of love
References[edit]
  • John T. Platts (accessed 07-19-2012), “A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2]

Nepali[edit]

Noun[edit]

काम (kām)

  1. work, act
  2. job, occupation

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑː.mɐh/, [ˈkɑː.mɐhᵄ] invalid IPA characters (ᵄ)

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]

Masculine a-stem declension of काम
Nom. sg. कामः (kāmaḥ)
Gen. sg. कामस्य (kāmasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative कामः (kāmaḥ) कामौ (kāmau) कामाः (kāmāḥ)
Vocative काम (kāma) कामौ (kāmau) कामाः (kāmāḥ)
Accusative कामम् (kāmam) कामौ (kāmau) कामान् (kāmān)
Instrumental कामेन (kāmena) कामाभ्याम् (kāmābhyām) कामैः (kāmaiḥ)
Dative कामाय (kāmāya) कामाभ्याम् (kāmābhyām) कामेभ्यः (kāmebhyaḥ)
Ablative कामात् (kāmāt) कामाभ्याम् (kāmābhyām) कामेभ्यः (kāmebhyaḥ)
Genitive कामस्य (kāmasya) कामयोः (kāmayoḥ) कामानाम् (kāmānām)
Locative कामे (kāme) कामयोः (kāmayoḥ) कामेषु (kāmeṣu)

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 252