Damaka; 6 Definition(s)


Damaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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damaka : (adj.) tamer, controller; trainer.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Damaka, (adj.-n.) (=dama) 1. subduing, taming; converting; one who practises self-control M.I, 446 (assa°); III, 2 (id.) J.I, 349 (kula° bhikkhu), one who teaches a clan self-mastery 505 (go°, assa°, hatthi°); Th.2, 422 (=kāruññāya paresaṃ cittassa damaka ThA.268).—2. one who practises self-mortification by living on the remnants of offered food (Childers) Abhp 467. (Page 314)

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

damaka (दमक).—a S That tames, subdues, suppresses.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

Damaka (दमक).—a. Taming, subduing, conquering; हस्तिगोश्वोष्ट्रदमकः (hastigośvoṣṭradamakaḥ) Ms.3.162.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dāmaka (दामक).—(?) , possibly adj. (from Sanskrit dāman), garlanded, formed into garlands (of flowers), in paryaṅkaṃ dāmaka- [Page264-a+ 71] puṣpa-saṃnibhaṃ Mv ii.183.16 (verse); so Senart reads, but assumes inverted order of parts of cpd., = puṣpa-dāmaka-, like a garland of flowers; if the reading is right, perhaps like flowers that form a garland. But the text is an em. and quite uncertain; mss. damakaṃ or °ko. In the follow- ing line bhāryāṃ ca sadṛśī devīm, understand sadṛśī = °śīṃ, as separate word, corresponding, suitable.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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