noun Hinduism, Buddhism.
Origin of dharma
Examples from the Web for dhamma
This was approved and the Dhamma and Vinaya as chanted by the assembled Bhikkhus were accepted.
Asoka burns with zeal to propagate this Dhamma and his language recalls the utterances of the Dhammapada.
This meeting recited or compiled a new version of the Dhamma and Vinaya.
Only one of them has been translated, the so-called Dhamma Sangani.
If this be thought to rest on a mistranslation, it is certainly true that the dhamma had very little to do with devas.
British Dictionary definitions for dhamma (1 of 2)
Word Origin for dhamma
British Dictionary definitions for dhamma (2 of 2)
- the essential principle of the cosmos; natural law
- conduct that conforms with this
Word Origin for dharma
Word Origin and History for dhamma
1796, in secular sense, "caste custom, right behavior;" in Buddhism and Hinduism, "moral law," from Sanskrit, "law, right, justice," related to dharayati "holds," and cognate with Latin firmus, all from PIE root *dher- (2) "to hold firmly, support" (see firm (adj.)).