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hanuman

[huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-; huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-]
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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.
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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
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Word Origin

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