Daan: 1 definition
Daan means something in Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Ambiguity: Although Daan has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Dana.
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Hindi dictionarySource: 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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