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manumfn. thinking, wise, intelligent View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. "the thinking creature(?)", man, mankind (also as opp. to evil spirits ;the ṛbhu-s are called manor n/apātaḥ-,the sons of man, ) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. the Man par excellence or the representative man and father of the human race (regarded in the as the first to have instituted sacrifices and religious ceremonies, and associated with the ṛṣi-s kaṇva- and atri-;in the described as dividing his possessions among some of his sons to the exclusion of one called nābhā-nediṣṭha- q.v;called sāṃvaraṇa- as author of ; āpsava- as author of ;in he is numbered among the 31 divine beings of the upper sphere, and as father of men even identified with prajā-pati-;but the name manu- is especially applied to 14 successive mythical progenitors and sovereigns of the earth, described and in later works as creating and supporting this world through successive antara-s or long periods of timeSee manv-antara-below;the first is called svāyambhuva- as sprung from svayam-bhū-,the Self-existent, and described in as a sort of secondary creator, who commenced his work by producing 10 prajāpati-s or maharṣi-s, of whom the first was marīci-,Light;to this manu- is ascribed the celebrated"code of manu-"See manu-saṃhitā-,and two ancient sūtra- works on kalpa- and gṛhya- id est sacrificial and domestic rites;he is also called hairaṇyagarbha- as son of hiraṇya-garbha-, and prācetasa-, as son of pra-cetas-;the next 5 manu-s are called svārociṣa-, auttami-, tāmasa-, raivata-, cākṣuṣa- see ;the 7th manu-, called vaivasvata-,Sun-born, or from his piety, satya-vrata-,is regarded as the progenitor of the present race of living beings, and said, like the Noah of the Old Testament, to have been preserved from a great flood by viṣṇu- or brahmā- in the form of a fish: he is also variously described as one of the 12 āditya-s, as the author of ,as the brother of yama-, who as a son of he Sun is also called vaivasvata-, as the founder and first king of ayodhyā-, and as father of ilā- who married budha-, son of the Moon, the two great solar and lunar races being thus nearly related to each otherSee ;the 8th manu- or first of the future manu-s according to to ,will be sāvarṇi-;the 9th dakṣa-sāvarṇi-;the 12th rudra-sāvarṇi-;the 13th raucya- or deva-sāvarṇi-;the 14th bhautya- or indra-- sāvarṇi-) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. thought (equals manas-) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. a sacred text, prayer, incantation, spell (equals mantra-) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. Name of an agni- View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. of a rudra- View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. of kṛśāśva- View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. of an astronomer View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. (plural) the mental Powers View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
manum. Name of the number"fourteen"(on account of the 14 manu-s)
manuf. manu-'s wife (equals manāvī-) ; Trigonella Corniculata [ confer, compare Gothic manna; German Mannus,son ofTuisto[TM], mentioned by Tacitus, in his work Germania,as the mythical ancestor of the West-Germans,mann,man; Anglo-Saxon man; English man.] View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
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manu मनु a. Thinking, wise, intelligent, sage; सलोकपाला मुनयो मनूनामाद्यं मनुं प्राञ्जलयः प्रणेमुः Bhāg.4.6.39.
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manu Mán-u, m. an ancient sage, ii. 33, 13.
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manu a. wise (V.); m. man, coll. man kind (V.); thought (pl. mental powers); prayer, spell; N. of a divine being, progenitor of mankind; the most common among the many patronymic terms applied to him are Vaivasvata, Svâyambhuva, and Hairanyagarbha. In post-Vedic chronology seven Manus are assumed, each of whom presides over a cosmic period (manu½antara), acting in it as creator and preserver of beings; still later seven more Manus are added.
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manu In the Rigveda and later has no claim to historical reality. He is simply the first man, father of the race, and its guide in all matters, sacrificial and other. Hence the views of the texts on inheritance are foisted on Manu and his youngest son, Nābhānediṣṭha. He also plays the part of the hero in the Vedic legend of the flood. Manu is called Vivasvan or Vaivasvata, ‘ son of Vivasvant ’ (the god); Sāvarni, ‘ descendant of Savarnā ’ (the substitute of Saraηyū in the legend of her wedding); and Sāmvarani, ‘ descendant of Samvarana.’ The first name is, of course, mythical. The other two have been regarded as historical, Sāvarni being taken by Ludwig as a king of the Turvaśas, but this is very doubtful.
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manu the father of mankindSB 2.7.39
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manu noun (feminine) Manu's wife (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Trigonella Corniculata (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

Frequency rank 38025/72933
manu noun (masculine) (pl.) the mental Powers (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a sacred text (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
incantation (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
man (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
mankind (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Rudra (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an Agni (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an astronomer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Kṛśāśva (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the number "fourteen" (on account of the 14 Manus) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
prayer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
spell (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Man par excellence or the representative man and father of the human race (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
thought (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

Frequency rank 807/72933








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