तनु

SanskritEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *tánuṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *tánuš, from Proto-Indo-European *ténh₂us (thin). Cognate with Latin tenuis, Ancient Greek τανύω (tanúō), Old English þynne (whence English thin).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

तनु (tanú)

  1. thin, slender, attenuated, emaciated, small, little, minute, delicate, fine
  2. (said of a speech or hymn) accomplished (in metre)
DeclensionEdit
Masculine u-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तनुः (tanuḥ)
Gen. sg. तनोः (tanoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तनुः (tanuḥ) तनू (tanū) तनवः (tanavaḥ)
Vocative तनो (tano) तनू (tanū) तनवः (tanavaḥ)
Accusative तनुम् (tanum) तनू (tanū) तनून् (tanūn)
Instrumental तनुना (tanunā) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभिः (tanubhiḥ)
Dative तनवे (tanave) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः (tanubhyaḥ)
Ablative तनोः (tanoḥ) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः (tanubhyaḥ)
Genitive तनोः (tanoḥ) तन्वोः (tanvoḥ) तनूनाम् (tanūnām)
Locative तनौ (tanau) तन्वोः (tanvoḥ) तनुषु (tanuṣu)
Feminine ī-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तन्वी (tanvī)
Gen. sg. तन्व्याः (tanvyāḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तन्वी (tanvī) तन्व्यौ (tanvyau) तन्व्यः (tanvyaḥ)
Vocative तन्वि (tanvi) तन्व्यौ (tanvyau) तन्व्यः (tanvyaḥ)
Accusative तन्वीम् (tanvīm) तन्व्यौ (tanvyau) तन्वीः (tanvīḥ)
Instrumental तन्व्या (tanvyā) तन्वीभ्याम् (tanvībhyām) तन्वीभिः (tanvībhiḥ)
Dative तन्व्यै (tanvyai) तन्वीभ्याम् (tanvībhyām) तन्वीभ्यः (tanvībhyaḥ)
Ablative तन्व्याः (tanvyāḥ) तन्वीभ्याम् (tanvībhyām) तन्वीभ्यः (tanvībhyaḥ)
Genitive तन्व्याः (tanvyāḥ) तन्व्योः (tanvyoḥ) तन्वीनाम् (tanvīnām)
Locative तन्व्याम् (tanvyām) तन्व्योः (tanvyoḥ) तन्वीषु (tanvīṣu)
Neuter u-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तनु (tanu)
Gen. sg. तनुनः (tanunaḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तनु (tanu) तनुनी (tanunī) तनूनि (tanūni)
Vocative तनु (tanu) तनुनी (tanunī) तनूनि (tanūni)
Accusative तनु (tanu) तनुनी (tanunī) तनूनि (tanūni)
Instrumental तनुना (tanunā) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभिः (tanubhiḥ)
Dative तनुने (tanune) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः (tanubhyaḥ)
Ablative तनुनः (tanunaḥ) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः (tanubhyaḥ)
Genitive तनुनः (tanunaḥ) तनुनोः (tanunoḥ) तनूनाम् (tanūnām)
Locative तनुनि (tanuni) तनुनोः (tanunoḥ) तनुषु (tanuṣu)

Etymology 2Edit

Variety of तनू (tanū́), from Proto-Indo-European *tenuh₂- (body).

NounEdit

तनुस् (tanúsm or f

  1. body, person, self
    दुष्टनु (duṣ-ṭanu)having an ugly body
    प्रियतनु (priyá-tanu)loving the body, loving life
  2. (at the end of a compound) the body, person, self
    स्वका तनु (svakā tanu)one's own person
    इयं तनुर् मम (iyaṃ tanur mama)this my self. i.e. I myself here
    tanuṃ-√tyaj or tanuṃ-√hā — to give up one's life

NounEdit

तनु (tanúm

  1. form or manifestation
  2. skin
  3. = तनुगृह (tanu-gṛha)
  4. Desmodium gangeticum
  5. Balanites roxburghii
  6. (poetry) a metre of 4 24 syllables
DeclensionEdit
Masculine u-stem declension of तनु
Nom. sg. तनुः (tanuḥ)
Gen. sg. तनोः (tanoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative तनुः (tanuḥ) तनू (tanū) तनवः (tanavaḥ)
Vocative तनो (tano) तनू (tanū) तनवः (tanavaḥ)
Accusative तनुम् (tanum) तनू (tanū) तनून् (tanūn)
Instrumental तनुना (tanunā) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभिः (tanubhiḥ)
Dative तनवे (tanave) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः (tanubhyaḥ)
Ablative तनोः (tanoḥ) तनुभ्याम् (tanubhyām) तनुभ्यः (tanubhyaḥ)
Genitive तनोः (tanoḥ) तन्वोः (tanvoḥ) तनूनाम् (tanūnām)
Locative तनौ (tanau) तन्वोः (tanvoḥ) तनुषु (tanuṣu)

Proper nounEdit

तनु (tanúm

  1. name of a rishi with a very emaciated body
  2. name of a wife of Krishna