- 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
So Daman went to see Tengga who detained him a very long time.
Daman, the son of a dog, has suddenly made prisoners two of my own people.
Hassim had told him the two white men had been taken by their captors to Daman's camp.
Daman looked at them mutely and ardently, as if consumed by an unspeakable longing.
Why, asked Daman, did these strange whites travel so far from their country?
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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