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daman

[dam-uh n] /ˈdæm ən/
noun
1.
a hyrax, Procavia syriaca, of Syria, Palestine, etc.: the cony of the Bible.
2.
any hyrax.
Origin of daman
1730-1740
1730-40; < Arabic damān (Isrā'īl), literally, lamb (of Israel)

Daman

[duh-mahn] /dəˈmɑn/
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.
Portuguese Damão
[dah-moun] /dɑˈmãʊ̃/ (Show IPA)
.
See also Daman and Diu.
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  • It was only for an instant, because daman turned away at once to shake hands with Lingard.

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

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  • "But daman cares," remarked Hassim to Lingard, when relating what took place.

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

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  • They had not needed for that the faint warning murmur from daman.

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

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

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  • Belarab believes in me no doubt, but daman trusts no man on earth.

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  • Belarab murmured, "You ought to have allowed me to make friends with daman last night."

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  • Beyond the rows of heads daman under the tree had folded his arms on his breast.

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British Dictionary definitions for daman

daman

/ˈdæmən/
noun
1.
esp the Syrian rock hyrax a rare name for the hyrax See also cony (sense 2)
Word Origin
from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel

Daman

/dɑːˈmɑːn/
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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