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Glossary of Eastern Religion Terms
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Dagon Tweet Definition of Dagon Like Definition of Dagon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The main god of the Phoenicians represented as half man and half fish.
Dalai Lama Tweet Definition of Dalai Lama Like Definition of Dalai Lama on Facebook
noun
  1. (Tibetan Buddhism) The supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism, believed to be an incarnation of w:Avalokitesvara, Avalokitesvara, and considered the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
Dervish Tweet Definition of Dervish Like Definition of Dervish on Facebook
proper noun (pluralDervishes)
  1. a Sufi Muslim ascetic fraternity; a form of mendicant friars
deva Tweet Definition of deva Like Definition of deva on Facebook
noun
  1. a god in Vedic mythology, Hinduism and Buddhism.
dharma Tweet Definition of dharma Like Definition of dharma on Facebook
noun
  1. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the principle that orders the universe; one's conduct in conformity with such a principle
  2. (Hinduism) one's obligation in respect to one's position in society
  3. (Buddhism) the teachings of the Buddha; one's path to enlightenment
dhikr Tweet Definition of dhikr Like Definition of dhikr on Facebook
noun
  1. an Islamic prayer whereby a phrase or expression of praise is repeated continually
  • 2001: We prayed together and we practised , the recitation of the ninety-nine revealed names of God. " Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Diwali Tweet Definition of Diwali Like Definition of Diwali on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Hindu festival of lights, celebrated over several days in October and November.
drug Tweet Definition of drug Like Definition of drug on Facebook
noun
  1. (pharmacology) Substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose.
  2. (pharmacology) A substance, often addictive, which affects the central nervous system.
  3. A chemical or substance, not necessarily for medical purposes, that alters the way the mind or body works.
  4. A drug, especially illegal, taken for recreational use.
    • 1971: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. " Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 3)
verb (drug, g, ed)
  1. (transitive) To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent.
She suddenly felt strange, and only then realized she'd been drugged.
  1. (transitive) To add intoxicating drugs to with the intention of drugging someone.
She suddenly felt strange. She realized her drink must have been drugged.

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