Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The primordial father of the human race and sovereign of the earth who first instituted religious ceremonies and devised a code of laws.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Hindu mythology: A legendary being, son of Vivasvant (the sun), and progenitor of the human race, to whom is later ascribed the noted legal textbook called the Laws of Manu, or the Manavadharma-çastra.
  • noun Later, also, one of a series of fourteen patriarchs or progenitors, presiding over successive periods or divisions of time, called manvantaras, each of 308,448,000 years.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Hind. Myth.) One of a series of progenitors of human beings, and authors of human wisdom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Hinduism A title accorded the progenitor of mankind, first king to rule this earth, who saves mankind from the universal flood.
  • proper noun theosophy the progenitor of the Aryan root race, who are said to have originated in Atlantis.
  • proper noun A male given name commonly used in India.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sanskrit Manuḥ, from manuḥ, man; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Sanskrit मनु (mánu, "man, mankind").

Examples

  • Gillis was a freelance reporter who had been covering the conflict in Libya for weeks when she was taken April 5 with Foley and a Spanish photographer, Manuel Varela, who works under the name Manu Brabo.

    Libya frees Western reporters

  • Freelance reporter Gillis, formerly of New Haven, Conn., had been covering the conflict in Libya for weeks when she was taken with Foley, of New Hampshire, and Varela, who works under the name Manu Brabo.

    Americans held in Libya reach Tunisia

  • Gillis was a freelance reporter who had been covering the conflict in Libya for weeks when she was taken April 5 with Foley and a Spanish photographer, Manuel Varela, who works under the name Manu Brabo.

    Libya frees Western reporters

  • Gillis, formerly of New Haven, Conn., had been covering the conflict in Libya for weeks when she was taken with Foley, of New Hampshire, and Varela, who works under the name Manu Brabo.

    Journalists freed from Libya tell of harrowing odyssey

  • Ms Gillis, a freelance journalist who wrote for The Atlantic and USA Today; Mr Foley, who wrote for the Boston-based news agency GlobalPost, and Mr Varela, a photographer who works under the name Manu Brabo, were detained on April 5 near the town of Brega.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Photojournalist Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo, who works under the name Manu Brabo, was in touch with his parents by phone at least once.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo, who works under the name Manu Brabo, is one of four journalists seized by Gadhafi's forces on April 5 while reporting on the conflict from the outskirts of Brega.

    The Seattle Times

  • Photojournalist Manuel Varela de Seijas Brabo, who works under the name Manu Brabo, was in touch with his parents by phone at least one.

    NPR Topics: News

  • New Haven, Conn., had been covering the conflict in Libya for weeks when she was taken with Foley, of New Hampshire, and Varela, who works under the name Manu Brabo.

    USATODAY.com News

  • With her was Foley, a correspondent for Globalpost online international news agency, and Varela, a Spanish freelance photographer who works under the name Manu Brabo.

    USATODAY.com News

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