Dhamani, aka: Dhamanī, Dhāmanī; 8 Definition(s)


Dhamani 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Dhamani in Ayurveda glossaries]

Dhamanī (धमनी, “arteries”) are the channels which carry blood forcefully (pulsating) from heart to different organs. Sirā (‘veins’) are those which bring blood back to heart slowly. Between these two are keśikā (‘capillaries’) which spread like minute webs and through which, rasa (‘nutrient material or serum’) oozes to the tissues.

(Source): Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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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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[Dhamani in Purana glossaries]

Dhamanī (धमनी).—The queen of Hrāda and mother of Vātāpi and Ilvala.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 15.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Dhamani in Hinduism glossaries]

Dhamani (धमनि, ‘reed’) appears to denote ‘pipe’ in a passage of the Rigveda and in a citation appearing in the Nirukta. In the Atharvaveda it denotes, perhaps, ‘artery’ or ‘vein’, or more generally ‘intestinal channel’, being coupled in some passages with Hirā.

(Source): archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Dhamani in Pali glossaries]

dhamani : (f.) a vein.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Dhamani, (f.) (Sk. dhamani, to dhamati, orig. a tube for blowing, a tubular vessel, pipe) a vein Th.1, 408. Usually in cpd.: —santhata strewn with veins, with veins showing, i.e. emaciated (: nimmaṃsa-lohitatāya sirājālehi vitthatagatta PvA.68) Vin.III, 110; J.IV, 371; V, 69; Dh.395=Th.1, 243=Pv.II, 113; Pv IV.101; DhA.I, 299, 367; IV, 157; ThA.80. So also in Jain Pk. “kisa dhamaṇisaṃtata”: Weber, Bhagavatī p. 289; cp. Lal. Vist. 226.—Also as °santhatagatta (adj.) having veins showing all over the body for lack of flesh Vin.I, 55; III, 146; M.II, 121; J.I, 346, II.283; ThA.80. (Page 335)

(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

[Dhamani in Marathi glossaries]

dhamanī (धमनी).—f S A small tube through which to puff the fire. 2 Any tubular vessel of the body, as an artery, a vein, a nerve.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhamanī (धमनी).—f An artery, a vein. A kind of carriage.

(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

[Dhamani in Sanskrit glossaries]

Dhamani (धमनि) or Dhamanī (धमनी).—f.

1) A reed, blow-pipe; वेणुधमन्या प्रबोध्य (veṇudhamanyā prabodhya) Vaiśvadeva.

2) A tube or canal of the human body, tubular vessel, as a vein, a nerve, &c.

3) Throat, neck.

4) A speech.

5) Turmeric.

Derivable forms: dhamaniḥ (धमनिः).

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Dhāmanī (धामनी).—See धमनी (dhamanī).

See also (synonyms): dhāmanikā.

(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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