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From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós (smoke). Cognates include Ancient Greek θυμός (thumós), Latin fūmus and Old Church Slavonic дꙑмъ (dymŭ).


धूम (dhūmám

  1. smoke, vapor, mist (RV. etc.)
    • 8th c., Bhavabhuti, Uttararāmacarita (Rama's Last Act), Prelude to act III:
      anena Pañcavaṭī|darśanena / antar|līnasya duḥkh’|âgner / ady’ ôddāmaṃ jvaliṣyataḥ
      utpīḍa iva dhūmasya / mohaḥ prāg āvṛnoti mām.[Devanagari needed]
      The sight of Panchavati / rekindles now the fire of sorrow / that had long been dormant in my heart
      but first, like a dense pall of smoke, / a delirium envelops me.
  2. smoke as a sternutatory (in 5 forms): a place prepared for the building of a house (Jyot.)
  3. a place prepared for the building of a house
  4. wheat (L.)
  5. a kind of incense (L.)
  6. saint




  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0518