darshan

1 of 2

noun (1)

dar·​shan
ˈdärshən
plural darshanim
därˈshänə̇m,
-shȯn-
: a preacher who expounds Jewish law or scriptures

darshan

2 of 2

noun (2)

dar·​shan
ˈdärshən,
ˈdər-
plural -s
: a blessing held by various Hindus to consist in the viewing of an eminent person (as religious leader)

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Hebrew darshān interpreter, from darāsh to inquire, expound

Noun (2)

Hindi darśan, from Sanskrit darśsana act of seeing, view, from dṛś to see; akin to Greek derkesthai to look

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“Darshan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darshan. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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