दान

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit दान (dāna).

Noun[edit]

दान (dānm

  1. gift, offering, something given

Old Gujarati[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit दान (dāná).

Noun[edit]

दान (dānan

  1. gift

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

दान n

  1. Devanagari script form of dāna

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *dáHnam, from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃nom (gift), from *deh₃- (to give) (whence ददाति (dádāti, to give)). Cognate with Latin dōnum (gift) and Old Irish dán (poem).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

दान (dā́nan

  1. gift, alms, donation
  2. generosity, giving
  3. (Buddhism, Hinduism) the practice of cultivating generosity; dana
    • Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 5.2.3 (c. 700 BC):
      तदेतत्त्रयँ शिक्षेद् दमं दानं दयामिति
      tadetattrayam̐ śikṣed damaṃ dānaṃ dayāmiti
      Learn three cardinal virtues - self restraint, charity and compassion for all life.

Declension[edit]

Neuter a-stem declension of दान (dā́na)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative दानम्
dā́nam
दाने
dā́ne
दानानि / दाना¹
dā́nāni / dā́nā¹
Vocative दान
dā́na
दाने
dā́ne
दानानि / दाना¹
dā́nāni / dā́nā¹
Accusative दानम्
dā́nam
दाने
dā́ne
दानानि / दाना¹
dā́nāni / dā́nā¹
Instrumental दानेन
dā́nena
दानाभ्याम्
dā́nābhyām
दानैः / दानेभिः¹
dā́naiḥ / dā́nebhiḥ¹
Dative दानाय
dā́nāya
दानाभ्याम्
dā́nābhyām
दानेभ्यः
dā́nebhyaḥ
Ablative दानात्
dā́nāt
दानाभ्याम्
dā́nābhyām
दानेभ्यः
dā́nebhyaḥ
Genitive दानस्य
dā́nasya
दानयोः
dā́nayoḥ
दानानाम्
dā́nānām
Locative दाने
dā́ne
दानयोः
dā́nayoḥ
दानेषु
dā́neṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From √dā, variant of √do ("divide, cut, reap, mow"). Cognate to Ancient Greek δαίω (daíō, to divide).

Noun[edit]

दान (dā́nan

  1. cutting off, splitting, dividing
  2. pasture, meadow

Declension[edit]

Neuter a-stem declension of दान (dā́na)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative दानम्
dā́nam
दाने
dā́ne
दानानि / दाना¹
dā́nāni / dā́nā¹
Vocative दान
dā́na
दाने
dā́ne
दानानि / दाना¹
dā́nāni / dā́nā¹
Accusative दानम्
dā́nam
दाने
dā́ne
दानानि / दाना¹
dā́nāni / dā́nā¹
Instrumental दानेन
dā́nena
दानाभ्याम्
dā́nābhyām
दानैः / दानेभिः¹
dā́naiḥ / dā́nebhiḥ¹
Dative दानाय
dā́nāya
दानाभ्याम्
dā́nābhyām
दानेभ्यः
dā́nebhyaḥ
Ablative दानात्
dā́nāt
दानाभ्याम्
dā́nābhyām
दानेभ्यः
dā́nebhyaḥ
Genitive दानस्य
dā́nasya
दानयोः
dā́nayoḥ
दानानाम्
dā́nānām
Locative दाने
dā́ne
दानयोः
dā́nayoḥ
दानेषु
dā́neṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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