Daha, aka: Dāha; 12 Definition(s)


Daha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Dāha (दाह):—A Sanskrit technical term translating to a “burning sensation” color of the skin, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Dāha is a symptom (rūpa) considered to be due to involvement of pitta-doṣa (aggravated pitta).

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Dāha (दाह) refers to “burning sensation”. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Dāha (दाह, “burning sensation”) represents the third stage of the action of poison (viṣa) after drinking it, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 26. In a dramatic play, the representation of death from drinking poison is displayed by throwing out of hands and feet and other limbs. The power of the poison will lead to the quivering action of the different parts of the body.

Dāha according to the Nāṭyaśāstra: “burning sensation (dāha) should be represented by shaking of the entire body, feeling pain, scratching the different limbs and throwing out the hands and other limbs”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1) Daha (दह).—One of the eleven Rudras. He was the grandson of Brahmā and the son of Sthāṇu. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 66, Stanza 3).

2) Daha (दह).—An attendant given to Subrahmaṇya by Aṃśa, a god. (Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 34).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

M (Pond).

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

daha : (m.) like.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Dāha, see ḍāha. (Page 320)

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Daha, (Sk. draha, through metathesis fr. hrada, hlād, see hilādate) a lake D.I, 45 (udaka°); J.I, 50; II, 104; V, 412; Miln.259; PvA.152; Dpvs.I, 44. (Page 317)

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Ḍāha, (Sk. dāha, see ḍahati) burning, glow, heat D.I, 10 (disā° sky-glow=zodiacal light?); M.I, 244; PvA.62; Miln.325. Sometimes spelt dāha, e.g. A.I, 178 (aggi°); Sdhp.201 (id.);— dava° a jungle fire Vin.II, 138; J.I, 461. (Page 291)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

ḍaha (डह).—m The word sounded forth (esp. by child- ren of herdsmen in their play) by striking their fingers against their throat whilst bawling. v ghāla.

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ḍāha (डाह).—m (dāha S) The sensation of burning or internal heat.

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ḍāhā (डाहा).—&c. See under ḍāha.

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dahā (दहा).—a (daśa S) Ten.

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dahā (दहा).—m (Corruptly for dāha) Burning.

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dāha (दाह).—m (S) corruptly dāhā m Burning. 2 Burning, ardor, great heat (esp. morbid animal heat).

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dāhā (दाहा).—a (daśa S) Ten.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍāha (डाह).—m The sensation of burning or internal heat.

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dahā (दहा).—a Ten. m Burning.

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dāha (दाह) [-hā, -हा].—m Burning. Great heat, ardour.

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dāhā (दाहा).—a Ten. dāhācā hāta m The hand of ten, i. e., of a number united. A phrase expressive of the power of confedera- tion or union. dāhācā hāta duśmānāvara paḍūṃ nayē Let not the hand of ten (let not an united body) fall even upon an enemy.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dāha (दाह).—[dah-bhāve-ghañ]

1) Burning, conflagration; दाहशक्तिमिव कृष्णवर्त्मनि (dāhaśaktimiva kṛṣṇavartmani) R.11.42; छेदो दंशस्य दाहो वा (chedo daṃśasya dāho vā) M.4.4; Ki.5.14.

2) Glowing redness (as of the sky).

3) The sensation of burning, internal heat.

4) Feverish or morbid heat.

5) A place of cremation; Vās.19.26.

6) Cauterizing; M.4.4.

Derivable forms: dāhaḥ (दाहः).

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Dāha (दाह).—&c. See under दह् (dah).

See also (synonyms): dāhaka, dāhana, dāhya.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ḍaha (डह).—(-ḍaha) for Pali daha, Sanskrit hrada (Lex. draha), see s.v. Deva-ḍaha.

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Dāha (दाह).—(m.; in this sense seems unrecorded in Sanskrit, Pali, or Prakrit), fig. pain, sorrow: sarva-dāha-vināśanī Mv i.314.13 (verse), said of Buddha's voice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dāha (दाह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Burning, combustion. 2. Morbid heat. 3. Actual or potential cautery. E. dah to burn, ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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