hanuman

[huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-; huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-]
noun, plural han·u·mans for 1.
  1. Also called entellus. a langur, Presbytis (Semnopithecus) entellus, held sacred in India.
  2. (initial capital letter) Hindu Mythology. a monkey chief who is a conspicuous figure in the Ramayana.

Origin of hanuman

1805–15; < Sanskrit hanuman, nominative singular of hanumant
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Hanuman

noun
  1. (sometimes not capital) another word for entellus
  2. the monkey chief of Hindu mythology and devoted helper of Rama

Word Origin for Hanuman

from Hindi Hanumān, from Sanskrit hanumant having (conspicuous) jaws, from hanu jaw
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