Jalamanushi, Jalamānuṣī, Jala-manushi: 2 definitions
Jalamanushi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Jalamānuṣī can be transliterated into English as Jalamanusi or Jalamanushi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Languages of India and abroad
Jalamānuṣī (जलमानुषी):—[=jala-mānuṣī] [from jala-mānuṣa > jala] f. the female of -pūruṣa, [Vāsavadattā 214.]
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.
Jalamānuṣi (ಜಲಮಾನುಷಿ):—[noun] an imaginary sea creature with the head and upper body of a beautiful woman and the tail of a fish; a mermaid.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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