Dawam (دوام) meaning Urdu English:

Dawam (دوام) has following meanings in English language:

  • long lasting
  • forever
  • everlasting
  • never ending
  • Permanent

In Urdu language it is also called ھمیشہ، یا بہت طویل.

This word, dawam (دوام),  is primarily used in the verses of Mirza Ghalib. For instance, one of the lines of his verse reads:


کہیں سے اٗبِ  بقائے دوام لے ساقی

This verse means to bring the potion(water) for everlasting life which the poet desires from the healer of his wounds.(well wisher)


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