तनु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ténh₂us(thin). Cognates include Latin tenuis, Ancient Greek τανυ-(tanu-) and Old English þynne (English thin).

Adjective[edit]

तनु ‎(tanú)

  1. thin, slender, attenuated, emaciated, small, little, minute, delicate, fine
  2. (said of a speech or hymn) accomplished (in metre)
Declension[edit]
Masculine u-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तनुः(tanuḥ)
Gen. sg. तनोः(tanoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तनुः(tanuḥ) तनू(tanū) तनवः(tanavaḥ)
Vocative तनो(tano) तनू(tanū) तनवः(tanavaḥ)
Accusative तनुम्(tanum) तनू(tanū) तनून्(tanūn)
Instrumental तनुना(tanunā) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभिः(tanubhiḥ)
Dative तनवे(tanave) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः(tanubhyaḥ)
Ablative तनोः(tanoḥ) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः(tanubhyaḥ)
Genitive तनोः(tanoḥ) तन्वोः(tanvoḥ) तनूनाम्(tanūnām)
Locative तनौ(tanau) तन्वोः(tanvoḥ) तनुषु(tanuṣu)
Feminine ī-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तनुवी(tanuvī)
Gen. sg. तनुव्याः(tanuvyāḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तनुवी(tanuvī) तनुव्यौ(tanuvyau) तनुव्यः(tanuvyaḥ)
Vocative तनुवि(tanuvi) तनुव्यौ(tanuvyau) तनुव्यः(tanuvyaḥ)
Accusative तनुवीम्(tanuvīm) तनुव्यौ(tanuvyau) तनुवीः(tanuvīḥ)
Instrumental तनुव्या(tanuvyā) तनुवीभ्याम्(tanuvībhyām) तनुवीभिः(tanuvībhiḥ)
Dative तनुव्यै(tanuvyai) तनुवीभ्याम्(tanuvībhyām) तनुवीभ्यः(tanuvībhyaḥ)
Ablative तनुव्याः(tanuvyāḥ) तनुवीभ्याम्(tanuvībhyām) तनुवीभ्यः(tanuvībhyaḥ)
Genitive तनुव्याः(tanuvyāḥ) तनुव्योः(tanuvyoḥ) तनुवीनाम्(tanuvīnām)
Locative तनुव्याम्(tanuvyām) तनुव्योः(tanuvyoḥ) तनुवीषु(tanuvīṣu)
Neuter u-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तनु(tanu)
Gen. sg. तनुनः(tanunaḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तनु(tanu) तनुनी(tanunī) तनूनि(tanūni)
Vocative तनु(tanu) तनुनी(tanunī) तनूनि(tanūni)
Accusative तनु(tanu) तनुनी(tanunī) तनूनि(tanūni)
Instrumental तनुना(tanunā) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभिः(tanubhiḥ)
Dative तनुने(tanune) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः(tanubhyaḥ)
Ablative तनुनः(tanunaḥ) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः(tanubhyaḥ)
Genitive तनुनः(tanunaḥ) तनुनोः(tanunoḥ) तनूनाम्(tanūnām)
Locative तनुनि(tanuni) तनुनोः(tanunoḥ) तनुषु(tanuṣu)

Etymology 2[edit]

Variety of तनू(tanū́), from Proto-Indo-European *tenuh₂-(body).

Noun[edit]

तनुस् ‎(tanúsm, f

  1. body, person, self
    दुष्टनु(duṣ-ṭanu)having an ugly body
    प्रियतनु(priyá-tanu)loving the body, loving life
  2. (at the end of a compound) the body, person, self
    स्वका तनु(svakā tanu)one's own person
    इयं तनुर् मम(iyaṃ tanur mama)this my self. i.e. I myself here
    tanuṃ-√tyaj or tanuṃ-√hā — to give up one's life

Noun[edit]

तनु ‎(tanúm

  1. form or manifestation
  2. skin
  3. = तनुगृह(tanu-gṛha)
  4. Desmodium gangeticum
  5. Balanites roxburghii
  6. (poetry) a metre of 4 24 syllables
Declension[edit]
Masculine u-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तनुः(tanuḥ)
Gen. sg. तनोः(tanoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तनुः(tanuḥ) तनू(tanū) तनवः(tanavaḥ)
Vocative तनो(tano) तनू(tanū) तनवः(tanavaḥ)
Accusative तनुम्(tanum) तनू(tanū) तनून्(tanūn)
Instrumental तनुना(tanunā) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभिः(tanubhiḥ)
Dative तनवे(tanave) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः(tanubhyaḥ)
Ablative तनोः(tanoḥ) तनुभ्याम्(tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः(tanubhyaḥ)
Genitive तनोः(tanoḥ) तन्वोः(tanvoḥ) तनूनाम्(tanūnām)
Locative तनौ(tanau) तन्वोः(tanvoḥ) तनुषु(tanuṣu)

Proper noun[edit]

तनु ‎(Tanúm

  1. name of a rishi with a very emaciated body
  2. name of a wife of Krishna