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[en-tel-uh s]
noun, plural en·tel·lus·es.
  1. hanuman(def 1).
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Origin of entellus

From New Latin, dating back to 1835–45, a specific epithet
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Examples from the Web for entellus

Historical Examples

  • Steady and straight Entellus stands his ground, Although already rowdy rows abound.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890


  • Old Entellus stands immoveable and astrain, only parrying hits with body and watchful eye.

  • The Cynocephalus porcaria and the Semnopithecus entellus both menstruated each month for about four days.

  • He was informed that Semnopithecus entellus breeds twice a year, in April and in October.

  • At summons they bear away the helmet and shield, and leave palm and bull to Entellus.

British Dictionary definitions for entellus


  1. an Old World monkey, Presbytes entellus, of S Asia. This langur is regarded as sacred in IndiaAlso called: hanuman
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, apparently from the name of the aged Sicilian character in Book V of Virgil's Aeneid
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