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  1. Manu(ProperNoun)

    A title accorded the progenitor of mankind, first king to rule this earth, who saves mankind from the universal flood.

  2. Manu(ProperNoun)

    the progenitor of the Aryan root race, who are said to have originated in Atlantis.

  3. Origin: manō, from mon. Near cognates include Old Norse mön and Old High German mana.

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  1. Manu(noun)

    one of a series of progenitors of human beings, and authors of human wisdom

  2. Origin: [Skr.]

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  1. Manu

    In some Hindu traditions, Manu is a title accorded to a progenitor of mankind. The current period is ruled by the seventh Manu called the Vaivasvata Manu, the son of Vivasvân and his wife Samjnâ. Vaivasvata Manu, whose original name was Satyavrata, is the 7th Manu and considered the first king to rule this earth, who saved mankind from the great flood — after being warned of it by the Matsya avatar of Vishnu, who had also advised him to build a giant boat. The story is mentioned in early Hindu scriptures such as the Satapatha Brahmana, and it has often been compared with the popular traditions of a Great Deluge from other cultures around the world, particularly that of Noah's Ark. Because Manu was believed to be absolutely honest, he was initially known as Satyavrata. Vaivasvata Manu ruled as King Manu. His wife was Sraddha. The Mahabharata says:

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