Dampati: 11 definitions



Dampati 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Dampati (दम्पति, “husband and wife”).—One of the Eleven Hands denoting Relationships.—(Instructions:) Left hand Śikhara, right hand Mṛga-śīrṣa, indicating female and male.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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

Dampati (दम्पति) denotes ‘the master of the house’ in the Rigveda, but is more often used in the dual to designate ‘the master and the mistress’, an expression that may legitimately be deemed to show the high status of women at the time of the Rigveda. See Strī.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dampati : (m.) wife and husband.

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

Dampati, (Sk. dampati master of the house; dual: husband & wife; cp. also patir dan, *dam, as in Gr. dώ, dώma & des- in despόths=dampati, short base of *dama house =Ved. dama, Gr. dQmos, Lat. domus to *demā (as also in dameti to domesticate) to build, cp. Gr. dέmw & dέmas; Goth. timrjan; Ohg. zimbar; E. timber) master of the house, householder, see tudampati & cp. gahapati. (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

dampatī (दंपती).—m n (S dam A wife, pati A husband.) pop. dampatya n A married pair, husband and wife. For dampatyapūjana-bhōjana &c. see under dampati.

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

dampatī (दंपती).—m n dampatya n A married pair, husband and wife.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dampatī (दम्पती).—m. (du.)

1) The lord of the house (Agni, Indra, the Aśvins); दम्पतीव क्रतुविदा जनेषु (dampatīva kratuvidā janeṣu) Rv.2.39.2.

2) (comp. of jāyā and pati) Husband and wife; तौ दम्पती वसिष्ठस्य गुरोर्जग्मतुराश्रमम् (tau dampatī vasiṣṭhasya gurorjagmaturāśramam) R.1.35;2.7; Ms.3.116.

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

Dampati (दम्पति).—m. du. (-tī) Husband and wife. E. dam a wife, and pati a husband. jāyā ca patiśca dvandve jāyāśabdasya pakṣe damādeśaḥ .

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

Dampati (दम्पति).—probably daṃs (= and ) -pati (= ), m. The master of the house; dual , The master and the mistress; husband and wife, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 116; a couple, [Pañcatantra] 225, 22. Cf. (= ved. dama), [Latin] domus; [Gothic.] timrjan; A. S. timber, timbrian.

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

Daṃpati (दंपति).—[masculine] master of the house, householder; [dual] husband and wife, male and female.

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

1) Dampati (दम्पति):—[=dam-pati] a m. (dam-) (= δεσ-πότης) the lord of the house (Agni, Indra, the Aśvins), [, i; ii, 39, 2] (cf. [Pāṇini 1-1, 11 1; Kāśikā-vṛtti]), [; v, viii]

2) [v.s. ...] (ī) [dual number] ([gana] rājadantādi, the [compound] taken as a Dvandva and dam in the sense of ‘wife’), ‘the two masters’, husband and wife, [v, viii, x; Atharva-veda; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa] etc. (said of birds, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā vc; Hitopadeśa])

3) [v.s. ...] [according to] to some = ‘lord, master’, [from] √daṃs + p° cf. dan above; ī, [dual number], ‘master and mistress’.

4) [=dam-pati] b See 2. dam

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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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