Tanus: 8 definitions
Tanus 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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Tanus (तनुस्) refers to the “body”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The Nakṣatras—Rohiṇī and Kṛttikā, form the body [i.e., tanus] of the Vatsara Puruṣa, the two Āṣāḍhas form his navel, Āśleṣā forms the heart and Maghā, the heart-bladder; when benefíc planets pass through these, there will be happiness in the land; if malefic planets should pass through the body, there will be suffering from fire and winds; if they should pass through the navel, there will be suffering from starvation; if they should pass through the heart-bladder, roots and fruits will suffer, and if they should pass through the heart, crops will perish”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Tanus (तनुस्).—n. The body.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-nuḥ) The body. E. tan to stretch, Unadi affix usi.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tanus (तनुस्).—[tan + us], n. The body, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 93, 23.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tanus (तनुस्):—[from tan] n. ([Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 113]) the body, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 93, 23.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tanus (तनुस्):—(nuḥ) 5. n. The body,
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Tanurjnanin, Tanusambhava, Tanusambhave, Tanusamcarini, Tanusamcharini, Tanusamgama, Tanusancarini, Tanusancharini, Tanusara, Tanusatya, Tanusharira, Tanushiras, Tanushubhra, Tanusiddha, Tanusiraraji, Tanusthana.
Ends with: Acanthus montanus, Amritatanus, Astragalus tibetanus, Brihattanus, Croton nigritanus, Kshinatanus, Omphalogonus nigritanus, Plectranthus montanus, Ramyatanus, Sthiratanus.
Full-text: Tyakta, Dharmashastra, Vikeshi, Tanu, Agni.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Tanus; (plurals include: Tanuses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 6.3.10 < [Chapter 3 - Lord Balarāma’s Wedding]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 2 - The Decapitation of Brahmā < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter I < [Book I - Kathāpīṭha]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - The Kalpas and Manvantaras: their duration < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Book Reviews < [April – June, 1990]