Language: Burmese
Source: Period account

Dha hmyuang is an alternative spelling for da̱hmjaun (ဓားမြှောင်). It is the name for a Burmese dagger.1

See main glossary article; da̱hmjaun.

 

A fine dha hmyuang

A fine Burmese dha hmyuang with carved ivory hilt.

 

Sources
1. E.N. Bell I.C.S.; A Monograph on Iron and Steel Work in Burma. Rangoon, Superintendent, Government Printing Burma, 1907. Also see Robert Hales; Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime's Passion, England, 2013. Pages 148-149.

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