- a hyrax, Procavia syriaca, of Syria, Palestine, etc.: the cony of the Bible.
- any hyrax.
Origin of daman
1730–40; < Arabic damān (Isrā'īl), literally, lamb (of Israel)
- a district in W India, part of the union territory of Daman and Diu: formerly a Portuguese colony, then (1961–87) part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu.
- the chief town of this district.
See also Daman and Diu.
Portuguese Da·mão [dah-moun] /dɑˈmãʊ̃/.
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Examples from the Web for daman
Daman, the son of a dog, has suddenly made prisoners two of my own people.
So Daman went to see Tengga who detained him a very long time.
Hassim had told him the two white men had been taken by their captors to Daman's camp.
It was only for an instant, because Daman turned away at once to shake hands with Lingard.
Belarab believes in me no doubt, but Daman trusts no man on earth.
from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel
- a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001)Portuguese name: Damão
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