Dham: 9 definitions


Dham means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Dham refers to “A sound of churning or pounding”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dham (धम्).—syllable used in learning to write, see s.v. si.

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

Dham (धम्).—see dhmā.

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

Dham (धम्).—(dhmā), dhamati (te), [participle] dhamita & dhmāta blow, exhale; kindle (fire by blowing), melt (ore).

anu blow upon. apa blow off. abhi blow at, terrify by blowing. ā inflate, blow, sound, proclaim aloud; [Passive] be inflated or puffed up. upā & samupā blow, sound. ud exhale, breathe out, proclaim. upa blow at ([accusative]). nis & parā blow away. pra blow forth, blow away i.e. terrify by blowing, blow at ([accusative]); [Middle] proclaim aloud. [Causative] blow into (a conchshell), sound. vi blow i.e. drive asunder, scatter, disperse, destroy. sam blow or melt together; proclaim aloud.

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

1) Dham (धम्):—or dhmā [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] dhamati ([Ātmanepada] te, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata]; p. dhmāntas = dhamantas, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 12, 7]; perf. dadhmau, 3. [plural] [Ātmanepada] mire, [Mahābhārata]; [Aorist] adhmāsīt, [Kāvya literature]; Prec. dhmāyāt or dhmeyāt [grammar]; [future] dhamiṣyati, [Mahābhārata]; dhmāsyati, dhmātā [grammar]; [indeclinable participle] -dhmāya, [Brāhmaṇa])

—to blow (either intrans. as wind [applied also to the bubbling Soma, [Ṛg-veda ix, 73]] or trans. as, to blow a conch-shell or any wind instrument), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to blow into ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata l, 813];

—to breathe out, exhale, [Ṛg-veda ii, 34, 1; Mahābhārata xiv, 1732];

—to kindle a fire by blowing, [Ṛg-veda ii, 24, 7; Mahābhārata ii, 2483];

—to melt or manufacture (metal) by blowing, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to blow or cast away, [Mahābhārata v, 7209] :—[Passive voice] dhamyate, [Epic] also ti, dhmāyate, ti ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]) to be blown etc.:—[Causal] dhmāpayati, [Mahābhārata] ([Aorist] adidhmapat [grammar]; [Passive voice] dhmāpyate, [Mahābhārata])

—to cause to blow or melt;

—to consume by fire, reduce to cinder, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta] :—[Desiderative] didhnāsati [grammar]:—[Intensive] dedhmīyate, [Pāṇini 7-4, 31];—dādhmāyate, p. yamāna being violently blown (conch-shell), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 11, 2.]

2) cf. [Slavonic or Slavonian] dumo ‘smoke’

[Sanskrit to German]

Dham 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

1) Dham in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a thud, report resulting from the fall of a heavy object or its movement on the ground; ~[dhama] recurrence of the sound of [dhama; —se] with a report or thud..—dham (धम) is alternatively transliterated as Dhama.

2) Dham in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) residence, abode; seat of a diety; the four chief pilgrimage centres (of the Hindus)..—dham (धाम) is alternatively transliterated as Dhāma.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ḍhaṃ (ಢಂ):—[noun] the blasting sound of crackers or fire arms (when a shot is fired).

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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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