Duhana, Dūhana: 3 definitions



Duhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

duhana : (nt.) milking.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Duhana, (adj.-n.) (Sk. *druhana, to druh, druhyati to hurt, cp. Oir. droch; Ohg. triogan to deceive, traum= dream; also Sk. dhvarati. For further connections see Walde, Lat. Wtb. under fraus) one who injures, hurts or deceives; insidious, infesting; a robber, only in pantha° a dacoit D.I, 135; DA.I, 296.—(nt.) waylaying, robbery (pantha°) J.II, 281 (text dūhana), 388 (text: panthadūbhana, vv. ll. duhana & dūhana); DhsA.220.—Cp. maggadūsin. (Page 328)

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1) Dūhana, 2 (nt.) (Sk. dohana, see dohati) milking (-°), in kumbha° filling the pails with milk, i.e. giving much milk (gāvo; cp. Sk. droṇadughā a cow which yields much milk) Sn.309. (Page 328)

2) Dūhana, 1 (nt.) (see duhana) infesting, polluting, defaming; robbing, only in pantha° (with v. l. duhana) waylaying J.II, 281, 388; Tikp 280. (Page 328)

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Duhanā (दुहना):—(v) to milk; to squeeze, to exploit.

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