Hanu, Hanū: 20 definitions
Hanu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Hanu (हनु).—Inside of the chin, mentioned as a स्थान (sthāna) or place which is touched by the tongue when a peculiar sound described as something like किट्-किट् (kiṭ-kiṭ) is produced; cf क्रिट्किडाकरो हन्वां तिष्ठति (kriṭkiḍākaro hanvāṃ tiṣṭhati) R.T.10.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Hanu (हनु, “jaws”) refers to one of the twelve “subsidiary limbs” (upāṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Upāṅgas or the subsidiary limbs consist of the eyes, the eye-brows, pupils, cheeks, nose, jaws [viz., Hanu], lips, teeth, tongue, chin, face, and the head.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Hanu (हनु, “jaw”) refers to several types of mokṣa (“termination”) of solar and lunar eclipses, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the lunar eclipse should terminate at the south-eastern point of the disc, the termination is technically known as dakṣiṇa-hanu (right jaw): crops will perish; facial disease will afflict mankind; princes will suffer; and there will be good rain. If the lunar eclipse should terminate at the north-eastern point of the disc, the termination is known as vāma-hanu (left jaw): the king’s son will be afflicted with fears; there will be facial disease and wars, but prosperity over the whole land”
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Hanu (हनु) [=hanuja?] refers to a “tooth”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If [someone] touches his teeth, there is [an extraneous thing] which is a tooth (hanuja). [The officiant] should remove [it from a depth of] that measurement [= up to the teeth]. [...]”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Languages of India and abroad
hanu : (f.) the jaw.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Hanu, (f.) (Vedic hanu; cp. Lat. gena jaw, Gr. gέnus chin, Goth. kinnus=Ger. kinn=E. chin, Oir. gin mouth) the jaw D.I, 11; J.I, 28 (mahā°), 498; SnA 30 (°sañcalana); VbhA.145 (°sañcopana). °-saṃhanana jaw-binding, incantations to bring on dumbness D.I, 11; DA.I, 97. (Page 729)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
haṇū (हणू).—f (Properly hanuvaṭī & hanu) The chin.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
hanu (हनु).—f The chin.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Hanu (हनु) or Hanū (हनू).—m., f. [han-un-strītve vā uñ] The chin, jaw.
1) That which injures life.
2) A weapon.
3) A disease, sickness.
5) A kind of drug.
6) A wanton woman, prostitute.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hanu (हनु).—mfn. (-nuḥ-nuḥ or nūḥ-nu) 1. The jaw. 2. The chin. f.
(-nuḥ) 1. A drug and perfume: see haṭṭavilāsinī. 2. A weapon. 3. Sickness. 4. Death, dying. 5. A prostitute. E. han to hurt or kill, aff. ut; also with ūṅ, hanū .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hanu (हनु).— [I.] (vb. 1. hā? cf. A. S. goma, the jaws), m., f. also nū nū (and n.), The jaw. Ii. han + u, f. 1. A weapon. 2. Sickness. 3. Death. 4. A sort of vegetable perfume.
— Cf. [Latin] gena; [Gothic.] kinnus; A. S. cinn, cyn.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hanu (हनु).—[feminine] the jaw.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hanu (हनु):—[from han] 1. hanu f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) ‘anything which destroys or injures life’, a weapon
2) [v.s. ...] death
3) [v.s. ...] disease
4) [v.s. ...] various kinds of drugs
5) [v.s. ...] a wanton woman, prostitute
6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a [particular] mixed tribe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) 2. hanu f. ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also m.; not [from] √han See cognate words below) a jaw (also hanū), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
8) n. ‘cheek’, a [particular] part of a spearhead, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
9) cf. [Greek] γένυς, γένειον, γενείας, γνάθος; [Latin] gena, genuīnus; [Gothic] kinnus; [German] Kinn; [English] chin.
10) Hānu (हानु):—[from hanu] m. a tooth ([varia lectio] hālu), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hanu (हनु):—[(nuḥ-nuḥ)] 2. m. f. The jaw. f. A drug and perfume; weapon; sickness; death.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Hanu (हनु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Haṇu, Haṇū.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Hanu (हनु):—(nf) the chin, jaw-bone; ~[māna/maṃta] the monkey god who was one of the mightiest generals in the army of Ram that invaded Ravan's Lanka: (as narrated in the great epic Ramayan).
1) Haṇu (हणु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hanu.
2) Haṇū (हणू) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hanū.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Haṇu (ಹಣು):—[verb] = ಹಣ್ಣು [hannu]2.
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Haṇu (ಹಣು):—[noun] = ಹಣ್ಣು [hannu]3.
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1) [noun] either of two bones, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the mouth and hold teeth; a jaw.
2) [noun] a kind of perfume.
3) [noun] a kind of herb.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+127): Hanu-rei, Hanubheda, Hanudun, Hanugraha, Hanugrahavata, Hanugu, Hanuja, Hanuka, Hanukalu, Hanukampa, Hanukisu, Hanuku, Hanula, Hanuma, Hanuma loha, Hanumac, Hanumacchata, Hanumaccitra, Hanumachchitra, Hanumachitra.
Ends with (+120): Acchanu, Adharahanu, Adhijyadhanu, Ahibhanu, Akhandaladhanu, Amaradhanu, Amritabhanu, Anubhanu, Anvagbhanu, Arutahanu, Ashvahanu, Asitabhanu, Atibhanu, Atthanu, Ayohanu, Bhanu, Bhuribhanu, Brihadbhanu, Brihaddhanu, Brihatbhanu.
Full-text (+108): Hanugraha, Hanustambha, Hanavya, Hanumat, Hanuka, Candrahanu, Hanumoksha, Hanula, Ayohanu, Nagahanu, Arutahanu, Hanubheda, Hanush, Hanumatkirtana, Hanumatstotra, Hanumatpratishtha, Hanumatsahasranaman, Hanumatpancanga, Hanumatprabandha, Hanumattailavidhi.
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