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Definition of the noun alms-giving
What does alms-giving mean as a name of something?
- making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
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Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
glamour, magnetism, pizzazz, power charitable: alms-giving, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, forgiving, generous, giving, humane, kind, kindly, lenient, liberal, philanthropic, sympathetic, thoughtful charitable gift: benefaction, ...
Encyclopaedia of Islam (2013)
by Ian Richard Netton
ALMS-GIVING References Bosch (1956), Bosworth (1996: ...
by Ambalaṅgoḍa Polvattē Buddhadatta, A. P. Buddhadatta Mahāthera
gift; charity; alms; alms-giving. — katha, /. talk about charity. — gga, nt. a place where alms are given. — pati, to. master in liberality. — phala, nt. the fruit of munificence. — maya, a. consisting of giving alms.
Comprising Full Information on Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Subjects. With Several Hundred Maps and Illustrations by Lyman Abbott, Thomas Jefferson Conant
Alma Alms-giving was rightly held in high honor among the Jews. The Mosaic law made special provision for the protection of the poor and the outcast, by requiring that portions should be left for them to glean from the produce of the field, the ...
Encyclopedia of Sri Lanka (2005)
by Charles A. Gunawardena
dana Alms-giving. Offering food, generally the midday meal, to monks is a common act of Buddhist piety.
Sinhalese English Dictionary (1982)
by B. Clough
charity, alms-giving. <;«f©ic. Danwfla, corrupt form of $*9tC , Dansala, 8. ($td gift, ' tec. hall) publi place for distributing alms, alms house, n, Dana, ». knee; riches, wealth, property possessions; people, mankind; birth, ...
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