katham कथम्

Definition: ind. sometimes katham- merely introduces an interrogation (exempli gratia, 'for example' katham ātmānaṃ nivedayāmi kathaṃ vātmāpahāraṃ karomi-,shall I declare myself or shall I withdraw?) katham- is often found in connection with the particles iva-, nāma-, nu-, svid-, which appear to generalize the interrogation (how possibly? how indeed? etc.)

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
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