hanuman

noun
hanu·​man | \ ˈhənu̇ˌmän, ˈhän- \
plural -s

Definition of hanuman

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

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History and Etymology for hanuman

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 23 Sep. 2021.

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