- See under guna.
Origin of tamas
< Sanskrit: darkness
- (in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas), dullness or inertia (tamas), and goodness or purity (sattva).
Origin of guna
First recorded in 1860–65, guna is from the Sanskrit word guṇa thread, quality
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Examples from the Web for tamas
Son Tamas, I greet you also; you have done your mission well.Benita, An African Romance
H. Rider Haggard
The widow loaded the guns, while Tamas sat quietly in an arm-chair.
He was the only son of the majoresco, Tamas Bardy, and resembled him much in form and feature.
And, taking down two good rifles from over his bed, he hastened to his elder brother Tamas's apartments.
"We shall lose," replied Tamas coldly, and without the slightest change of countenance.