Dhan, Ḍhañ, Dhaṇ: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ḍhañ (ढञ्).—tad. affix एय (eya) causing Vrddhi substituted for the first vowel of the base and the addition of the fem. affix ङीप् (ṅīp) (इ), applied (1) to words meaning quadrupeds and words in the class of words headed by गृष्टि (gṛṣṭi) in the sense of अपत्य (apatya); e. g. कामण्ड-लेयः, गार्ष्टेयः, हालेयः, बालेयः (kāmaṇḍa-leyaḥ, gārṣṭeyaḥ, hāleyaḥ, bāleyaḥ) etc; cf. P. IV.1.135,136; (2) to the word क्षीर (kṣīra), words of the class headed by सखि (sakhi), the words कोश, दृति, कुक्षि, कलशि, अस्ति, अहि,ग्रीवा,वर्मती,एणी,पथि,अतिथि,वसति,स्वपति, पुरुष, छदि्स, उपधि, बलि, परिखा (kośa, dṛti, kukṣi, kalaśi, asti, ahi, grīvā, varmatī, eṇī, pathi, atithi, vasati, svapati, puruṣa, chadi्sa, upadhi, bali, parikhā), and वस्ति (vasti) in the various senses mentioned in connection with these words; e.g.क्षेरेयः (kṣereyaḥ), .साखेयम् कौशेयम् दात्र्ऱेयम्, कौक्षेयम् (sākheyam kauśeyam dātrऱेyam, kaukṣeyam) etc, cf Kas'. on P. IV. 2. 20, 80, IV. 3. 42, 56, 57, 94, 159, IV.4.1 04, V.1.10,13,17, V.3.101.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dhan [ধান] in the Assamese language is the name of a plant identified with Oryza sativa L. from the Poaceae (Grass) family. For the possible medicinal usage of dhan, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Dhan [ধান] in the Bengali language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Dhan in India is the name of a plant defined with Olax scandens in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

2) Dhan is also identified with Oryza rufipogon It has the synonym Oryza rubribarbis (Desv.) Steud. (etc.).

3) Dhan is also identified with Oryza sativa It has the synonym Oryza sativa var. vulgaris Körn. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Aspects of Plant Sciences (1989)
· Compt. Rend. Cong. Int. Bot. & Hort. Paris (1878)
· Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum (1855)
· Am. Journal of Botany
· Flora Brasiliensis (1871)
· Revue internationale de botanique appliquée et d’agriculture tropicale

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhaṇ (धण्).—1 P. (dhaṇati) To sound.

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Dhan (धन्).—I. 1 P. (dhanati) To sound. -II. 3 P. (dadhanti) Ved. To bear fruit.

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

Dhaṇ (धण्).—[dhaṇa] r. 1st cl. (dhaṇati-te) To sound. bhvā0 pa0 aka0 seṭ .

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Dhan (धन्).—[dhana] r. 1st cl. (dhanati) To sound. r. 3rd cl. (dadhanti) To bear or produce, (grain, &c.): restricted to the Vedas. bhvā0 pa0 aka0 seṭ . juho0 .

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

Dhaṇ (धण्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To sound.

— Cf. dhvan.

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Dhan (धन्).— (cf. dhanv), f. †, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To put in motion (ved.). 2. † To bear or produce grains, etc. [Causal.] dhanaya, To put in motion, Chr. 293, 3 = [Rigveda.] i. 88, 3.

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Dhan (धन्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To sound.

— Cf. dhvan.

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

Dhan (धन्).—(dadhanti) set in motion. [Causative] dhanayati, dhanayate = [Simple], [Middle] also = be quick, run.

pra spring forth,°te = [Simple], [Middle] also = be quick, run.

pra spring forth, flow.

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

1) Dhaṇ (धण्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] dhaṇati, to sound, [Dhātupāṭha xiii, 11] (cf. √1. dhan, dhvan).

2) Dhan (धन्):—1. dhan [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] dhanati, to sound, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf.dhaṇ and dhvan).

3) 2. dhan [class] 3. [Parasmaipada] dadhanti. ([Pāṇini 6-1, 192]) to cause to run or move quickly (p. dadhanat, dadhanvas; [Potential] dadhanyur, [Ṛg-veda]);

—to bear fruit, [Dhātupāṭha xxv, 23] :—[Causal] dhanayati, te, to cause to move or run ;

—to move or run, [Ṛg-veda] (cf. dhanv and dhaniṣṭha).

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

1) Dhaṇ (धण्):—dhaṇati 1. a. To sound.

2) Dhan (धन्):—dhanati 1. a. To sound. (li) dadhanti 3. a. To bear, produce.

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Dhan 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

Dhan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) wealth, riches, money; additional number; (prep.) plus; (a) positive (as an electric charge or a number); ~[kubera] a man as rich as the god of wealth; [cinha] plus sign; ~[terasa] the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of the month of [kartika] (when the Hindus commence the adoration of [lakshmi] —the goddess of wealth and purchase new household utensils; -[jana] money and men; -[jana ki hani] loss of men and money; -[daulata] wealth and affluence, riches; -[dhanya] all-round prosperity, affluence; ~[pati] kuber—the god of wealth; ~[pishaca] avaricious, cruelly stingy, overniggardly; -[mada] money-intoxication, purse-pride; ~[matta] lit. intoxicated with wealth -purse-proud; ~[mula] capital; ~[vamta] wealthy, rich; moneyed; -[vada] a money-suit; ~[vana] wealthy, rich; -[vidheyaka] a money bill; ~[shali] wealthy, rich; ~[hina] poor, moneyless, indigent; —[ke sira sehara] the writ of fate never changes; —[barasana] to have a shower of riches, to get money in huge quantities, to have affluence all round; —[saba ko amdha kara deya] gold is the dust that blinds all eyes; —[saba guna ka mula hai] money creates qualities that never were; —[se dhana ata hai] money begets money..—dhan (धन) is alternatively transliterated as Dhana.

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