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hanuman 1

Pronunciation: /həno͝oˈmän/

noun

1 (also hanuman langur) A pale-colored langur monkey of southern Asia, venerated by Hindus.
  • Presbytis entellus, family Cercopithecidae
Example sentences
  • In fact, standing on the top of Jodhpur's Meherangarh Fort watching hanuman langurs playing over the battlements and vultures spiralling on thermals above the blue-washed houses below pretty well sums up the charms of Rajasthan.
  • Here we collected fecal samples from troops of toque macaque and hanuman langur when encountered.
  • The social system of the hanuman langur varies upon location and can be either unimale or multimale-multifemale.
2 Hinduism (Hanuman) A semidivine being of monkeylike form, whose exploits are described in the Ramayana.

Origin

From Sanskrit hanumant 'large-jawed'.

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There are 2 main definitions of hanuman in English:

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Hanuman 2

Pronunciation: /ˌhʌnʊˈmɑːn/

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Hinduism
A semi-divine being of monkey-like form, the faithful follower of Rama, whose exploits are described in the Ramayana.

Origin

From Sanskrit hanumant 'large-jawed'.

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