Dasana, aka: Dashana, Daśaṇa, Dashan-na; 6 Definition(s)


Dasana 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.

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

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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dasana : (nt.) tooth.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

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

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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daśana (दशन).—

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

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

1) A tooth; मुहुर्मुहुर्दशनविखण्डितोष्ठया (muhurmuhurdaśanavikhaṇḍitoṣṭhayā) Śi.17.2; शिखरिदशना (śikharidaśanā) Me.84; Bg.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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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