Manus: 6 definitions



Manus 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Manus (मनुस्) refers to “prajāpatis (universal progenitors) delegated by Śrī Bhagavān to generate human population. There are fourteen manus in one day of Brahmā, the present manu being Vaivasvata Manu”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Manus (मनुस्).—for original manvant (ptcple. pres. [Parasmaipada.] of man, ii. 8), m. Man (ved.).

— Cf. manu; German, mannus (Tacit. Germ. 2); [Gothic.] man, manna; A. S. man, mann; [Latin] mas, maris;

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Manus (मनुस्).—[masculine] man, mankind.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Manus (मनुस्):—[from man] m. man or Manu (the father of men), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] (cf. manur-hita, manuṣ-vat, and mānuṣa).

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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.

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