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Manu

[man-oo]
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noun Hindu Mythology.
  1. the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race.
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  • Manu holds that the last of these, the slave-wife, is the best wife.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • The most famous and the longest, is the laws of Manu, a mythical progenitor of mankind.

  • The law of Manu hinges on the superiority of the Brahman over the other castes.

  • The "Law of Manu" can lose its authority where it is favorable to women!

    Folkways</p>

    William Graham Sumner

  • From internal evidence, it is doubtless much subsequent to Manu.


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