Kamadhatu, Kāmadhātu: 9 definitions
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[Deutsch Wörterbuch]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Kāmadhātu (कामधातु):—(kāma + dhātu) m. die Region der Wünsche, der Sitz der Kāmāvacara [Burnouf 604.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 62. 82.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Kāmadhātu (कामधातु):—m. die Region der Wünsche (der Sitz der Kāmāvakara).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Starts with: Kamadhatuka.
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