Hanu; 5 Definition(s)


Hanu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Vyākaraṇa (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.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण, vyakarana) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedāṅga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyākaraṇa concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

In Buddhism


hanu : (f.) the jaw.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

haṇū (हणू).—f (Properly hanuvaṭī & hanu) The chin.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hanu (हनु).—f The chin.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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hanavaṭī (हनवटी).—f The chin.
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