Damma: 9 definitions

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Damma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Damma (दम्म) in Prakrit (or Dramma in Sanskrit) is the name of a silver coin, derived from drachma, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(CDIAL 6622; ST p. 21, 69, 149; Sircar 1966 p. 78, 100).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Damma.—(SITI), same as dramma; name of a coin; derived from Greek drachma. Note: damma is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Damma.—same as dramma (q. v.). Note: damma is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

damma : (adj.) tamed or trained.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Damma, (adj.) (Sk. damya, grd. of dāmyati see dameti & cp. damaya (damiya)) to be tamed or restrained; esp. with ref. to a young bullock M.I, 225 (balagāvā dammagāvā the bulls & the young steers); It.80; also of other animals: assadamma-sārathi a horse-trainer A.II, 112; & fig. of unconverted men likened to refractory bullocks in phrase purisa-damma-sārathi (Ep. of the Buddha) “the trainer of the human steer” D.I, 62 (misprint °dhamma°)=II.93=III, 5; M.II, 38; A.II, 112; Vv 1713 (nara-vara-d.-sārathi cp. VvA.86. (Page 315)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍamma (डम्म).—ad Tensely--used with verbs of swelling and sounding; as pōṭa ḍamma phugalēṃ or vājatēṃ; nagārā ḍamma vājatō. 2 Used as s n fig. Swelling, swaggering, puffing professions. v kara. 3 Noisedness abroad.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ḍamma (डम्म).—ad Tensely.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Damma (दम्म) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dramma.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Damma (ದಮ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] moral or religious righteousness.

2) [noun] moral standards.

3) [noun] Yama, the divine law-giver.

4) [noun] a religious discourse.

5) [noun] an earning of religious merit (as by leading pure moral and religious life).

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Damma (ದಮ್ಮ):—[noun] an ancient gold coin.

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Damma (ದಮ್ಮ):—[noun] the condition or quality of being fat, stout or corpulent.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Ḍamma (डम्म):—adv. 1. to eat to the full; 2. to the brim;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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