[huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-; huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-]
- Also called entellus. a langur, Presbytis (Semnopithecus) entellus, held sacred in India.
- (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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Examples from the Web for hanuman
Ramesh pulled down the snoring man's trousers; he lifted the bar high up, while the lawyer said, "Do it like Hanuman does on TV!"
He loosened the bar, slung it over his shoulder, and said, "Don't I look like Hanuman now?"
"I was content to let them toil—well content," said Hanuman.The Bridge-Builders
The hanuman belongs to a group of monkeys which are called langurs.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
But Sita prayed that the fire should not injure Hanuman, and her prayer was heard.
Hanuman returned with the mountain and restored it to its place.
Success attended the efforts of the army commanded by Hanuman.
- (sometimes not capital) another word for entellus
- the monkey chief of Hindu mythology and devoted helper of Rama
from Hindi Hanumān, from Sanskrit hanumant having (conspicuous) jaws, from hanu jaw