plural -s
: a common Indian monkey (Presbytis entellus) protected in its homeland as a protégé of a monkey god

Word History


Hindi Hanumān, a monkey god, hanuman, from nominative of Sanskrit hanumant, literally, possessing (large) jaws, from hanu jaw

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“Hanuman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hanuman. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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