Dharmi, Dharmī: 10 definitions


Dharmi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

dharmī = property-holder, substratum, substance (“dharmī”).

Source: Google Books: The Science of Yoga

dharmī (धर्मी) = the substratum in which the properties inhere.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dharmī (धर्मी, “practices”) is a Sanskrit word referring to “mode of dramatic representation”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra verse 6.10 and verse 14.61. It can also be spelled as Dharmin.

Dharmī is said to be of 2 kinds:

  1. Lokadharmī (realistic),
  2. Nāṭyadharmī (conventional).
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dharmī (धर्मी).—A son of Bharadvāja.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 286.

1b) A son of Bṛhadbhāja and father of Kṛtamjaya.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 22. 6.
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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: Ashtanga Yoga: Yoga Sutrani Patanjali

dharmī = the object or person containing the characteristics. (Chapter 3.14)

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmī (धर्मी).—a (S) Virtuous, pious, strict, just. 2 Having qualities or properties;--used of the subject in opposition to the accidents or affections of it. 3 also dharmīdātā (Esp. in use amongst religious mendicants.) Liberal in almsgiving, charitable.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dharmī (धर्मी).—a dharmīdātā a Virtuous, pious, cha- ritable.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dharmi (धर्मि).—(°-) (kathā; Pali dhammi-), see s.v. 3 dharma.

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Dharmī (धर्मी).—(°-) (kathā; Pali dhammī-), see s.v. 3 dharma.

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Dhārmi (धार्मि).—(-kathā) , see s.v. 3 dharma.

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Dhārmī (धार्मी).—(-kathā) , see s.v. 3 dharma.

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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

Dharmī (धर्मी):—(a) religious, virtuous, pious.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dharmi (ಧರ್ಮಿ):—

1) [adjective] having or characterised by, moral virtue; righteous; virtuous.

2) [adjective] abiding by rules or codes; law-abiding.

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Dharmi (ಧರ್ಮಿ):—

1) [noun] that which is characterised by certain characters, (natural) properties, etc.

2) [noun] a virtuous, righteous person.

3) [noun] a kind-hearted, compassionate person.

4) [noun] (dance.) any customary practice that the dancers abide by on the stage, as, pretending not to have heard co-dancer’s soliloquy, using certain mannerisms, etc.

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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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