Dhamani, Dhamanī, Dhāmanī: 16 definitions

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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)

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dhamanī (धमनी) is another name for Pṛśniparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Uraria picta Desv. from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.37-39 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Dhamanī and Pṛśniparṇī, there are a total of twenty-four Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 15.
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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)

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

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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhamani : (f.) a vein.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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

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

Dhāmanī (धामनी).—f. (-nī) Any tubular vessel of the body: see dhamanī.

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

Dhamani (धमनि).—[dham + anī] (vb. dhamā), f. A vein, Mahābhārata 1, 5936.

Dhamani can also be spelled as Dhamanī (धमनी).

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

Dhamani (धमनि).—[feminine] piping; reed, pipe; tube or canal of the human body, vessel, vein, nerve, etc.

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

1) Dhamani (धमनि):—[from dhmā] f. the act of blowing or piping, [Ṛg-veda ii, 11, 8]

2) [v.s. ...] (also ) a pipe or tube, ([especially]) a canal of the human body, any tubular vessel, as a vein, nerve etc., [Atharva-veda; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Suśruta] etc. (24 t° vessels starting from the heart or from the navel are supposed to carry the raca or chyle through the body)

3) [v.s. ...] the throat, neck, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Hrāda’s wife (the mother of Vātāpi and Ilvala), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) Dhamanī (धमनी):—[from dhamani > dhmā] f. a sort of perfume, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

6) [v.s. ...] turmeric or Hemionitis Cordifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Dhāmanī (धामनी):—[from dhāmanikā] f. Hemionitis Cordifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] any tubular vessel of the body (= dhamani), [ib.]

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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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