Manu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मनु ‎(mánu, 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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Manu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Manu Manut
genitive Manun Manujen
partitive Manua Manuja
illative Manuun Manuihin
singular plural
nominative Manu Manut
accusative nom.? Manu Manut
gen. Manun
genitive Manun Manujen
partitive Manua Manuja
inessive Manussa Manuissa
elative Manusta Manuista
illative Manuun Manuihin
adessive Manulla Manuilla
ablative Manulta Manuilta
allative Manulle Manuille
essive Manuna Manuina
translative Manuksi Manuiksi
instructive Manuin
abessive Manutta Manuitta
comitative Manuineen

Anagrams[edit]


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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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Manu

  1. A male given name