What is markathe? And why does King Vali calls Hanuman a markathe?

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    Markat is monkey in sanskrit
    – Yogi
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 12:28
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    It will enhance your question to provide the quotation where Vali calls Hanuman "markathe".
    – user1195
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 15:22
  • As said by @moonstar2001, quote Verse from Valmiki Ramayana as we will know context of word "Markathe".
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 17:54
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    I think you are asking this question after watching a TV show or a movie. AFAIK there are no direct conversations between Vali and Hanuman in the Valmiki Ramayana. Commented Apr 15, 2017 at 7:08

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Vaali calls Hanuman by the name Markata because in Sanskrit मर्कट​(Markata) denotes a Monkey/Ape which is similar to the appearance of Vanara.


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