Manu


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Ma·nu

 (mä′no͞o, mŭ′-)
n. Hinduism
The primordial father of the human race and sovereign of the earth who first instituted religious ceremonies and devised a code of laws.

[Sanskrit Manuḥ, from manuḥ, man; see man- in Indo-European roots.]
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And so, finding Manu only amusing as an occasional playfellow or pet, Meriem poured out her sweetest soul thoughts into the deaf ears of Geeka's ivory head.
These root words were so similar to those in use among the great anthropoids as to suggest that the language of the Manus was the mother tongue.
Little Manu, the monkey, scolding and chattering in the upper terraces of the forest, saw him pass.
Nor was Tarzan senseless to the presence of Numa or Manu or any of the many jungle beasts he passed in his rapid flight towards the west.
The natives followed him to where a great tree overhung the palisade, and as Tarzan leaped for a lower branch and disappeared into the foliage above, precisely after the manner of Manu, the monkey, there were loud exclamations of surprise and astonishment.
Manu, the monkey, chattered and scolded as Tarzan passed, and though he was not afraid of the familiar figure of the ape-boy, he hugged closer to him the little brown body of his life's companion.
Twice more he saw him hurl his arrows of destruction--once at Dango, the hyena, and again at Manu, the monkey.
Et conversus Deus, ut aspiceret opera quae fecerunt manus suae, vidit quod omnia essent bona nimis; and then the sabbath.
These first books we call Manuscripts, from the Latin words manus, a hand, and scribere, to write, for they were all written by hand.
This is the reason why Monsieur the Principal has proposed to me the following subject, which has not yet been treated upon, and in which I perceive there is matter for magnificent elaboration-'UTRAQUE MANUS IN BENEDICENDO CLERICIS INFERIORIBUS NECESSARIA EST.'"
Know ye what it is, manus imponere in servos Domini?
"In manus tuas, Domine!"he said, crossing himself as he passed over the threshold.