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hanuman

[huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-; huhn-oo-mahn, hah-noo-] /ˈhʌn ʊˌmɑn, ˈhɑ nʊ-; ˌhʌn ʊˈmɑn, ˌhɑ nʊ-/
noun, plural hanumans 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
1805-1815
1805-15; < Sanskrit hanuman, nominative singular of hanumant
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British Dictionary definitions for hanuman

Hanuman

/ˌhʌnʊˈmɑːn/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) another word for entellus
2.
the monkey chief of Hindu mythology and devoted helper of Rama
Word Origin
from Hindi Hanumān, from Sanskrit hanumant having (conspicuous) jaws, from hanu jaw
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