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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit धामन् (dhāman).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

धाम (dhāmm

  1. dwelling, residence, abode
    1. (Hinduism) the divine abode, supreme dwelling; paradise
      • 1574 – 1576, Tulsidas, Ramcharitmanas :
        जग मंगल गुन ग्राम राम के ।
        दानि मुकुति धन धरम धाम के ॥
        jag maṅgal gun grām rām ke .
        dāni mukuti dhan dharam dhām ke .
        • Translation by Gita Press
          The hosts of virtues possessed by Rāma are a blessing to the world and the bestowers of Liberation, riches, religious merit and the Divine Abode
  2. splendor, glory
  3. (Hinduism) place of pilgrimage
    चार धामcār dhāmChar Dham; "the four abodes", four major pilgrimage sites in India

DeclensionEdit

Declension of धाम
Singular Plural
Direct धाम (dhām) धाम (dhām)
Oblique धाम (dhām) धामों (dhāmõ)
Vocative धाम (dhām) धामो (dhāmo)

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