तनू

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tenuh₂- (body). Cognates include Old Persian 𐎫𐎵𐎢𐏁 (tanūš) and Avestan 𐬙𐬀𐬥𐬏 (tanū).

Noun[edit]

तनू (tanū́f

  1. body, person, self (often used like a reflexive noun)
    • RV 10.183.2
      अपश्यं तवा मनसा दीध्यानां सवायां तनू रत्व्येनाधमानाम |
      उप मामुच्चा युवतिर्बभूयाः पर जायस्वप्रजया पुत्रकामे ||
      apaśyaṃ tvā manasā dīdhyānāṃ svāyāṃ tanū ṛtvyenādhamānām |
      upa māmuccā yuvatirbabhūyāḥ pra jāyasvaprajayā putrakāme ||
      I saw thee pondering in thine heart, and praying that in due time thy body might be fruitful.
      Come as a youthful woman, rise to meet me: spread in thine offspring, thou who cravest children.
  2. form or manifestation

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