from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An East Indian long measure, equal to the English fathom, or 6 feet.


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  • In the Devan�?garī script, the danda (दंड daṃ�?a, lit. stick) is a punctuation character. The glyph consists of a single vertical stroke (।). The character can be found at code point U+0964 (।) in Unicode and at 0xEA in ISCII.

    In Devan�?garī the danda marks the end of a sentence or period, a function which it shares with the full stop (period) in many written languages based on the Latin, Cyrillic, or Greek alphabets.

    The word danda is also a colloquialism for penis (c.f. lingam).

    July 17, 2008