Dashi, aka: Daśi, Dāsī, Dasi, Dāsi; 9 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Daśi can be transliterated into English as Dasi or Dashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Daśi (दशि) refers to the person in charge of Ten villages. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 7.119)(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Dāsī (दासी).—An important river in India. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 31).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Dāsi (दासि).—Slaves as present to learned men.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 39.
1b) Of four kinds, devadāsi, brahmadāsi, svatantra and śūdradāsika; the first two occupy the status of a Kṣatriya lady; the third enjoys the status of a dancing girl (veśi), and the last that of a low caste (hīnajāti).1 A synonym of Paricārika or a servant-maid.2Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Languages of India and abroad
dāsī : (f.) a female slave.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Dāsī, (f.) (Sk. dāsī, cp. dāsa. Nom. pl. dasso for dāsiyo J.IV, 53; in cpds. dāsi°) a female servant, a handmaiden, a slave-girl Vin.I, 217, 269, 291; II, 10 (kula°), 78= III, 161; M.I, 125; II, 62 (ñāti°); Pv.II, 321 (ghara°); PvA.46, 61, 65.—Cp. kumbha°.
—gaṇa a troop of slave-girls J.II, 127; —dāsā (pl.) maid& man-servants DhA.I, 187; freq. to cpd. d-d-paṭiggahaṇa slave-trading D.I, 5≈(cp. DA.I, 78); —puttå the son of a slave, an abusive term (gharadāsiyā va putto Dh.I, 257; cp. Sk. dāsīsuta) D.I, 93 (°vāda); —bhoga the possessions of a slave Vin.III, 136. (Page 320)
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.
daśī (दशी).—f (daśā S) An end or unwoven thread of a cloth. Commonly used pl daśā (the thrum). Pr. kāmbaḷyācī daśī āṇi pāsōḍyā aiśī. Pr. sadaivācī daśī naradēvācā pālava (lāgāvā &c.) daśī vāhaṇēṃ To throw an end or unwoven thread of cloth at the new moon. A rite to obtain new clothes.
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dāsī (दासी).—f (S) A female slave or servant. 2 The wife of a Shudra.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
daśī (दशी).—f An end or unwoven thread of a cloth.
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dāsī (दासी).—f A female slave or servant.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) A female servant or slave.
2) The wife of a fisherman.
3) The wife of a Śūdra.
4) An altar.
5) A harlot.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 7.119 < [Section X - Internal Administration]
Verse 11.183 < [Section XX - Expiation for associating with Outcasts]
Verse 3.9 < [Section III - Marriageable Girls]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.5.24 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Verse 1.2.58 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 1.5.9 < [Chapter 5 - Priya: The Beloved]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
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