Dharshana, Dharṣaṇa, Dharṣaṇā: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Dharṣaṇa and Dharṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Dharsana or Dharshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharshana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharṣaṇa (धर्षण).—n S Overbearing, overawing, domineering demeanour. 2 Ravishing, rape, forcible constupration.

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

dharṣaṇa (धर्षण).—n Challenge.

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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

[«previous next»] — Dharshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharṣaṇa (धर्षण) or Dharṣaṇā (धर्षणा).—[dhṛṣ bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Boldness, insolence.

2) Insult, affront; धर्षणां कृतवानेतां पश्यतस्ते धनेश्वर (dharṣaṇāṃ kṛtavānetāṃ paśyataste dhaneśvara) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3. 161.6.

3) An assault, outrage, seduction, violation; as in नारी° (nārī°); माऽत्र प्राप्स्यति शापं वा धर्षणां वेति पाण्डवः (mā'tra prāpsyati śāpaṃ vā dharṣaṇāṃ veti pāṇḍavaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3. 146.68.

4) Copulation.

5) Contempt, disrespect.

6) Abuse.

7) arrogance.

8) An offence.

9) Overpowering, defeat; धर्षणं यत्र न प्राप्तो रावणो राक्षसेश्वरः (dharṣaṇaṃ yatra na prāpto rāvaṇo rākṣaseśvaraḥ) Rām.7.31.3.

Derivable forms: dharṣaṇam (धर्षणम्).

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

Dharṣaṇa (धर्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Disrespect, contumely, overbearingness, contempt. 2. copulation. 3. arrogance, vanity. f. (-ṇiḥ-ṇī) An unchaste woman. E. ghṛṣ to be arrogant, &c. affix bhāve lyuṭ or yuc.

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

Dharṣaṇa (धर्षण).—i. e. dhṛṣ + ana, n. and f. ṇā, Disrespect, contumely, abuse, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 38, 21; Mahābhārata 1, 6502; [Pañcatantra] 255, 9.

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

Dharṣaṇa (धर्षण).—[neuter] ā [feminine] attack, assault, offence, violation.

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

1) Dharṣaṇa (धर्षण):—[from dharṣa] mfn. offending, hurting, assaulting, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] nf (ā). assault, outrage, offence, violation, seduction, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] n. overpowering, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] copulation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dharṣaṇa (धर्षण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Disrespect, arrogance; overbearing; copulation. f. (ṇiḥ-ṇī) An unchaste woman.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dharṣaṇa (धर्षण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dharisaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dharshana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharshana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dharṣaṇa (ಧರ್ಷಣ):—

1) [noun] the act of offending, hurting or being offended.

2) [noun] a violent attack; an assault.

3) [noun] the act of insulting or being insulted; an insult.

4) [noun] sexual intercourse; copulation.

5) [noun] an instance of forcible sexual assault; rape; violation.

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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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