Daman, Dāman: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Dāman (दामन्)—One of the Heavenly ornaments according to the Vāyu Purāṇa. Vīrabhadra wore a jewelled necklace.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Dāman (दामन्, a ‘rope’ or ‘girdle’) is often mentioned in the Rigveda and later. Reference is made to the rope of the sacrificial horse, as well as to the practice of tying calves with ropes. The word occurs in the sense of a ‘band’ of horse hair in the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dāman (दामन्).—a. Liberal, donor; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.92.17.

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Dāman (दामन्).—n. [do-manin]

1) A string, thread, fillet, rope.

2) A chaplet, a garland in general; आद्ये बद्धा विरहदिवसे या शिखा दाम हित्वा (ādye baddhā virahadivase yā śikhā dāma hitvā) Meghadūta 93; कनकचम्पकदामगौरीम् (kanakacampakadāmagaurīm) Ch. P.1; Śiśupālavadha 4.5.

3) A line, streak (as of lightning); वुद्युद्- दाम्ना हेमराजीव विन्ध्यम् (vudyud- dāmnā hemarājīva vindhyam) M.3.2; Meghadūta 27.

4) A large bandage.

5) Ved. A gift.

6) A portion, share.

7) A girdle.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dāman (दामन्).—nf.

(-ma-mā) A string, a cord, a thread or rope. E. do to cut or divide, &c. affix bhāve karaṇe vā manin .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dāman (दामन्).—[dā + man] 3., n. A rope, Mahābhārata 1, 6678. 2. A string, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 78, 7. 3. A garland, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 89. 4. A large bandage to support parts, [Suśruta] 1, 65, 17.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dāman (दामन्).—1. [masculine] giver, a liberal man.

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Dāman (दामन्).—2. [neuter] gift, donation; p. nvant.

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Dāman (दामन्).—3. [masculine] or [feminine] allotment, share.

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Dāman (दामन्).—4. [neuter] band, fetter; thread, rope; wreath, garland; p. nvant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dāman (दामन्):—[from ] 1. dāman n. m. a giver, donor, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] a liberal man, [Mahābhārata xii, 3479]

3) [v.s. ...] giving, a gift, [Ṛg-veda] (cf. a-, su-). 1.

4) [from ] 2. dāman m. or f. allotment, share, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [from ] 3. dāman n. (m., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) string, cord, rope, fetter, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] girdle

7) [v.s. ...] chaplet, wreath, garland for forehead, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature]

8) [v.s. ...] large bandage, [Suśruta]

9) [v.s. ...] a [particular] constellation, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a friend of Kṛṣṇa = śri-d (cf. below)

11) [v.s. ...] mfn. ifc. either in proper Name (cf. āśā-d) or in [adjective (cf. [masculine, feminine and neuter; or adjective])] (where, after a numeral, the fem. must end in ī e.g. dvi-dāmnī, [Pāṇini 4-1, 27]). cf. [Greek] δῆμα in διά-δημα; δεμνον in, κρή-δεμνον.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dāman (दामन्):—[(mā-maṃ)] 1. f. n. A string.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dāman (दामन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dāma.

[Sanskrit to German]

Daman in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Daman in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) suppression, repression; subjugation, control; ~[kari] suppressive; repressive; a suppressor; —[cakra] a series of suppressive/repressive acts; ~[shila] suppressive/repressive; hence ~[shilata; damaniya] suppressible/repressible; fit to be kept under subjugation/control; hence [damaniyata] (nf)..—daman (दमन) is alternatively transliterated as Damana.

2) Daman in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) skirt of a garment; the extreme end of a sari: etc.; ~[gira] an adherent, dependant; claimant; —[pakadana] to seek the protection of, to become an adherent or follower (of); —[phailana] to beg; to supplicate; —[mem daga lagana] a have a broken feather in one’s wing, to suffer a moral fall..—daman (दामन) is alternatively transliterated as Dāmana.

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