Daan: 1 definition



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Ambiguity: Although Daan has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Dana.

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Daan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) donation; charity, alms; a religious gift (in cash or kind); a suffix used to denote a stand, container or pot etc. (e.g. [kamaladana, pikadana, shamadana]); the fluid that flows from the temples of an elephant while in rut; -[dakshina] alms and donations; -[dharma] religious practices, charity and munificence; ~[patra] a gift-deed; ~[patra] a donating box; (one) deserving alms; ~[lila] a famous sport of Lord Krishna wherein he realised toll from the milk-maids; ~[vira] a hero characterized by generous disposition; bountiful, munificent; hence ~[virata; ~shila] generous, bountiful, munificent; •[ta] generous disposition, bounteousness, munificence; —[ki bachiya ke damta ginana] to look a gift horse in the mouth; —[dena] to donate, to give in alms..—daan (दान) is alternatively transliterated as Dāna.

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