Manes



[mey-neez; Latin mah-nes] /ˈmeɪ niz; Latin ˈmɑ nɛs/

noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) Roman Religion. the souls of the dead; shades.
2.
(used with a singular verb) the spirit or shade of a particular dead person.
[mey-neez] /ˈmeɪ niz/
noun
1.
a.d. 216?–276? Persian prophet: founder of Manicheanism.
[meyn] /meɪn/
noun
1.
the long hair growing on the back of or around the neck and neighboring parts of some animals, as the horse or lion.
2.
Informal. (on a human being) a head of distinctively long and thick or rough hair.
/ˈmɑːneɪz; Latin ˈmɑːnɛs/
plural noun (sometimes capital) (in Roman legend)
1.
the spirits of the dead, often revered as minor deities
2.
(functioning as sing) the shade of a dead person
/ˈmeɪniːz/
noun
1.
See Mani
/meɪn/
noun
1.
the long coarse hair that grows from the crest of the neck in such mammals as the lion and horse
2.
long thick human hair
pl.

“Gods of the Lower World,” in Roman religion, from Latin manes “departed spirit, ghost, shade of the dead, deified spirits of the underworld,” usually said to be from Latin manus “good,” thus properly “the good gods,” a euphemistic word, but Tucker suggests a possible connection instead to macer, thus “the thin or unsubstantial ones.”
n.

Old English manu “mane,” from Proto-Germanic *mano (cf. Old Norse mön, Old Frisian mana, Middle Dutch mane, Dutch manen, Old High German mana, German Mähne “mane”), from PIE *mon- “neck, nape of the neck” (cf. Sanskrit manya “nape of the neck,” Old English mene “necklace,” Latin monile “necklace,” Welsh mwng “mane,” Old Church Slavonic monisto, Old Irish muin “neck”).

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