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daman

[ dam-uhn ]
/ ˈdæm ən /
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noun
a hyrax, Procavia syriaca, of Syria, Palestine, etc.: the cony of the Bible.
any hyrax.
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Origin of daman

1730–40; <Arabic damān (Isrā'īl), literally, lamb (of Israel)

Other definitions for daman (2 of 2)

Daman
[ duh-mahn ]
/ dəˈmɑn /

noun
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.
Portuguese Da·mão [dah-moun]. /dɑˈmãʊ̃/.
See also Daman and Diu.
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British Dictionary definitions for daman (1 of 2)

daman
/ (ˈdæmən) /

noun
esp the Syrian rock hyraxa rare name for the hyrax See also cony (def. 2)

Word Origin for daman

from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel

British Dictionary definitions for daman (2 of 2)

Daman
/ (dɑːˈmɑːn) /

noun
a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001)Portuguese name: Damão
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