Damshita, Daṃśita: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Daṃśita can be transliterated into English as Damsita or Damshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Damshita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Daṃśita (दंशित) refers to “being furnished (with great gems)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] On the left side there were two huge saffron coloured elephants with four tusks and appearing to be of sixty years in age. They shone lustrously. There were two horses too, brilliant like the sun. They were bedecked in divine ornaments and other necessary embellishments. The guardians of the quarters were shown as adorned with (daṃśita) great gems. All the gods were portrayed by Viśvakarman realistically. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daṃśita (दंशित).—p (S) Bitten or stung.

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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

Daṃśita (दंशित).—a.

1) Bitten.

2) Mailed, furnished with an armour; अन्वाद्रवद्दंशित उग्रधन्वा (anvādravaddaṃśita ugradhanvā) Bhāgavata 1.7.17; तिष्ठन्तु दंशिताः शूराः पृष्ठे दश दश स्थिराः (tiṣṭhantu daṃśitāḥ śūrāḥ pṛṣṭhe daśa daśa sthirāḥ) Śiva. B.21.7.

3) Protected.

4) Fitting closely (as an armour).

5) Ready for; त्यक्त्वा सन्तापजं शोकं दंशितो भव कर्मणि (tyaktvā santāpajaṃ śokaṃ daṃśito bhava karmaṇi) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.22.9.

6) Alert, attentive; शुश्रूषन्ते च वः शिष्याः कच्चिद्वर्मसु दंशिताः (śuśrūṣante ca vaḥ śiṣyāḥ kaccidvarmasu daṃśitāḥ) Rām.2.2. 39.

-tam A bite.

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

Daṃśita (दंशित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Armed, mailed. 2. Bitten, stung. E. daṃśa armour, and itac affix, or daṃśa to bite, affix itac .

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

Daṃśita (दंशित).—i. e. daṃśa + ita, adj. 1. Mailed, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 8, 33; armed, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 1, 24. 2. Protected, Mahābhārata 7, 4202. 3. Close together, Mahābhārata 4, 1329.

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

Daṃśita (दंशित).—[adjective] bitten, stung; mailed, armed; prepared, ready for ([locative]); pressed together, crowded.

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

1) Daṃśita (दंशित):—[from daṃśaka > daṃś] mfn. bitten, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā ii, 0/1]

2) [v.s. ...] armed, mailed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa iii; Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi]

3) [v.s. ...] protected, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] adorned, 5432

5) [v.s. ...] ready for ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata xii, 644]

6) [v.s. ...] fitting closely (like armour), standing closely together, crowded, [iv; v, 7184] (saṃś B), [Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] n. a bite, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Daṃśita (दंशित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Armed; bitten.

[Sanskrit to German]

Damshita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daṃśita (ದಂಶಿತ):—

1) [adjective] torn, chewed using teeth; bitten; stung.

2) [adjective] covered with a protective armour.

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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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