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daman

[dam-uh n]
noun
  1. a hyrax, Procavia syriaca, of Syria, Palestine, etc.: the cony of the Bible.
  2. any hyrax.
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Origin of daman

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

Daman

[duh-mahn]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. the chief town of this district.
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See also Daman and Diu.
Portuguese Da·mão [dah-moun] /dɑˈmãʊ̃/.
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Examples from the Web for daman

Historical Examples

  • So Daman went to see Tengga who detained him a very long time.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • Daman, the son of a dog, has suddenly made prisoners two of my own people.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • Hassim had told him the two white men had been taken by their captors to Daman's camp.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • Daman looked at them mutely and ardently, as if consumed by an unspeakable longing.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • Why, asked Daman, did these strange whites travel so far from their country?

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for daman

daman

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

from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel

Daman

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