旦那

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Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

Transliteration of Sanskrit दान (dāna, generosity, giving, donating).

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旦那 (hiragana だんな, romaji danna)

  1. (Buddhism) generosity as one of the Buddhist perfections (पारमिता (pāramitā))
  2. (Buddhism) donating money to monks or a temple
  3. (archaic) in the Japanese medieval period, overnight visitors to a shrine or temple
  4. broadly, a patron, a husband, a master:
    1. (honorific) a master of servants, a boss of employees, the master of the house
    2. (honorific) by extension, an honorific for one's own or someone else's husband
    3. (honorific) also by extension, used by shopkeepers to address a male customer or by an artisan to refer to one's own school or lineage
    4. (honorific) a term used by a concubine, mistress, or geisha to refer to one's own patron: a sugar daddy
    5. (honorific) a term used by female servants to refer to the mistress of the house

Usage notes[edit]

When referring to another person's husband, this term is often suffixed with (sama) as 旦那様 (danna-sama).

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