Manu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मनु (manu, man, mankind).

Proper noun[edit]

Manu

  1. (Hinduism) A title accorded the progenitor of mankind, first king to rule this earth, who saves mankind from the universal flood.
    • 1988, Hermann Oldenberg, Shridhar B. Shrotri, The Religion of the Veda, p. 138:
      Agni is the one who is introduced by Manu, who is kindled by Manu; one requests him to rule at the present sacrifice, as he had done it for Manu, when he "offered the first oblation, with kindled fire, with his (attentive) heart and soul, along with the seven priests" to the gods (X, 63, 7).
  2. (theosophy) the progenitor of the Aryan root race, who are said to have originated in Atlantis.
  3. A male given name commonly used in India.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Immanuel, also used as a nickname for Mauno and Maunu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɑnu]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnu
  • Hyphenation: Ma‧nu

Proper noun[edit]

Manu

  1. A male given name.

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

manu (bird), also a short form of compound names containing this word.

Proper noun[edit]

Manu

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.

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