जनस्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁os (race). Cognates include Ancient Greek γένος (genos) and Latin genus.

Noun[edit]

जनस् (jánasn

  1. race, class of beings
    • RV 2.2.4
      तमुक्षमाणं रजसि सव आ दमे चन्द्रमिव सुरुचं हवार आ दधुः |
      पर्श्न्याः पतरं चितयन्तमक्षभिः पाथो न पायुं जनसी उभे अनु ||
      tamukṣamāṇaṃ rajasi sva ā dame candramiva surucaṃ hvāra ā dadhuḥ |
      pṛśnyāḥ pataraṃ citayantamakṣabhiḥ pātho na pāyuṃ janasī ubhe anu ||
      Him have they set in his own dwelling, in the vault, like the Moon waxing, fulgent, in the realm of air.
      Bird of the firmament, observant with his eyes, guard of the place as ’twere, looking to Gods and men.