Dasana, Dashana, Daśaṇa, Dashan-na: 19 definitions

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Dasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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.

The Sanskrit term Daśaṇa can be transliterated into English as Dasana or Dashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Daśana (दशन, “teeth”) refers to one of the twelve “subsidiary limbs” (upāṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Upāṅgas or the subsidiary limbs consist of the eyes, the eye-brows, pupils, cheeks, nose, jaws, lips, teeth [viz., Daśana], tongue, chin, face, and the head.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Daśanā (दशना):—[daśanāḥ] Teeth - Hard bony projection in jaws serving as organ of mastication

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Daśana (दशन) refers to the “teeth”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. He must be of noble birth and of agreeable appearance; meek, truthful and without jealousy; of proportional limbs; of joints well built and of good growth; have no physical defects; be of fine hands, feet, nails, eyes, chin, teeth [i.e., daśana], ears, forehead, eye-brows and head; of fine physique and of high, sonorous voice”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dasana : (nt.) tooth.

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

Dasana, (Sk. daśana to ḍasati) a tooth Dāvs.V, 3 (d.‹-› dhātu, the tooth relic of the Buddha). (Page 316)

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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

ḍasāṇa (डसाण).—ind An enhancing particle from ḍasaṇēṃ To sting or bite; affixed to words signifying Sour, corresponding with Sharp, piercing, biting. Used of fruits, buttermilk &c.

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daśana (दशन).—m S A tooth.

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

ḍasāṇa (डसाण).—ind Sharp, piercing, biting. Used of fruits butter-milk, &c.

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daśana (दशन).—

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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

Daśana (दशन).—[daṃś bhāve karaṇādau vā lyuṭ ni° nalopaḥ]

1) A tooth; मुहुर्मुहुर्दशनविखण्डितोष्ठया (muhurmuhurdaśanavikhaṇḍitoṣṭhayā) Śiśupālavadha 17.2; शिखरिदशना (śikharidaśanā) Meghadūta 84; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.27.

2) Biting.

-naḥ The peak of a mountain.

-nam An armour (also m..).

Derivable forms: daśanaḥ (दशनः), daśanam (दशनम्).

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Daśana (दशन).—See under दंश् (daṃś).

See also (synonyms): daṣṭa.

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Dasana (दसन).—

1) Wasting, perishing.

2) Throwing.

3) Dismissing, sending away.

Derivable forms: dasanam (दसनम्).

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Daśaṇa (दशण).—ten marks or attributes.

Derivable forms: daśaṇam (दशणम्).

Daśaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and ṇa (ण).

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

Daśana (दशन).—mn.

(-naḥ-naṃ) A tooth. m.

(-naḥ) The peak of a mountain. n.

(-naṃ) Armour, mail. E. daṃś to bite, affix bhāve karaṇādau lyuṭ .

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Dasana (दसन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Throwing, tossing. 2. Dismissing. 3. Perishing. E. das to lose, affix lyuṭ .

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

Daśana (दशन).—i. e. daṃś + ana, n. A tooth, [Pañcatantra] 52, 8; when latter part of a comp. adj., the fem. ends in , [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 10.

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

Daśana (दशन).—[masculine] tooth.

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

1) Daśana (दशन):—m. (√daṃś) (n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]) a tooth, [Manu-smṛti] etc. (ifc. f(ā). , [iii, 10; Mahābhārata xii; Meghadūta] etc.)

2) a bite, [Vātsyāyana i, 1, 2] a peak, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) n. (= daṃś) armour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Daśana (दशन):—[(naḥ-naṃ) a.] A tooth. m. A peak. n. Armour.

2) Dasana (दसन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Tossing; dismissing.

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

Daśana (दशन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ḍasaṇa, Dasaṇa.

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Dasana 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

Ḍasanā (डसना):—(v) see [ḍaṃsanā].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ḍasaṇa (डसण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Daśana.

2) Ḍasaṇa (डसण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Daśana.

3) Dasaṇa (दसण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Daśana.

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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

Daśana (ದಶನ):—

1) [noun] the act of biting or tearing with teeth.

2) [noun] a tooth or teeth.

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Dāsaṇa (ದಾಸಣ):—[noun] = ದಾಸವಾಳ [dasavala].

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Dāsāṇa (ದಾಸಾಣ):—[noun] = ದಾಸವಾಳ [dasavala].

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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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