kama

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese ‎(kama, sickle, scythe).

Noun[edit]

kama ‎(plural kama or kamas)

  1. A sickle-like weapon, originally used as a tool for cutting weeds.
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Etymology 2[edit]

PIE root
*keh₂-

From Sanskrit or Hindi काम ‎(kām).

Noun[edit]

kama ‎(uncountable)

  1. (India) The act or process of wishing; longing, desire (with or without sexual connotations); one of the goals of life in Hindu tradition.
    • 1958, V. Raghavan Chapter XII: Kāma, The Third End of Man, Stephen N Hay, William Theodore De Bary (editors), Sources of Indian Tradition, Volume 2, page 258,
      The place of kāma or the pursuit of love and pleasure in the balanced Hindu scheme of life derives from the importance attached to the life of the married householder (grhastha).
    • 2006, Indian Erotology, article in Alan Soble (editor), Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, Volume 1: A-L, page 493,
      Ancient Indian thought divides the principal aims of human existence into dharma (religion, morality, social obligations), artha (economics, politics, power), and kāma (erotic pleasure, sexual interaction, sexual gratification).
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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kama ‎(genitive kama, partitive kama)

  1. finely milled flour mixture (Estonian/Finnish food, talkkuna in Finnish)
  2. kama

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kama

  1. one’s stuff (usually plural)
    Siivoa kamasi.
    Clean up your stuff.
  2. (slang) narcotic drugs

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kama (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kama kamat
genitive kaman kamojen
partitive kamaa kamoja
illative kamaan kamoihin
singular plural
nominative kama kamat
accusative nom. kama kamat
gen. kaman
genitive kaman kamojen
kamainrare
partitive kamaa kamoja
inessive kamassa kamoissa
elative kamasta kamoista
illative kamaan kamoihin
adessive kamalla kamoilla
ablative kamalta kamoilta
allative kamalle kamoille
essive kamana kamoina
translative kamaksi kamoiksi
instructive kamoin
abessive kamatta kamoitta
comitative kamoineen

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kama

  1. rōmaji reading of かま

Lele (Chad)[edit]

Noun[edit]

kāmā

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: [] Lele kāmā [Gowers], []
  • Etudes berbères et chamito-sémitiques: mélanges offerts à Karl-G. Prasse (2000, ISBN 9042908262), page 38

Ontong Java[edit]

Noun[edit]

kama

  1. human
  2. man
  3. person

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese ‎(kama, sickle, scythe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kâma/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧ma

Noun[edit]

kȁma f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ка̏ма)

  1. kama
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish [script needed] ‎(kama) (Turkish kama).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kâma/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧ma

Noun[edit]

kȁma f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ка̏ма)

  1. a kind of dagger
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Sanskrit काम ‎(kā́ma).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kâːma/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧ma

Noun[edit]

kȃma m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ка̑ма)

  1. (Hinduism) one of the four main goals of the material existence
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • kama” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • kama” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • kama” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swahili[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kama

  1. as
    Kama ulivyosema...
    As you said...
  2. if

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

-kama ‎(infinitive kukama)

  1. to milk

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cama ‎(bed), from Late Latin, probably of Celtic or Iberian origin. Compare also camba.

Noun[edit]

kama

  1. bed

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Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kama

  1. wedge
  2. dagger