[man-ti-kawr, -kohr] /ˈmæn tɪˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr/
a legendary monster with a man’s head, horns, a lion’s body, and the tail of a dragon or, sometimes, a scorpion.
a monster with a lion’s body, a scorpion’s tail, and a man’s head with three rows of teeth. It roamed the jungles of India and, like the Sphinx, would ask travellers a riddle and kill them when they failed to answer it
fabulous monster with the body of a lion, head of a man, porcupine quills, and tail or sting of a scorpion, c.1300, from Latin manticora, from Greek mantikhoras, corruption of martikhoras, perhaps from Iranian compound *mar-tiya-khvara “man-eater;” cf. Old Persian maritya- “man” (from PIE *mar-t-yo-, from *mer- “to die,” thus “mortal, human;” see mortal (adj.)) + kvar- “to eat,” from PIE root *swel- (1) “to eat, drink” (see swallow (v.)).
[man-tid] /ˈmæn tɪd/ noun 1. .
[man-til-uh, -tee-uh] /mænˈtɪl ə, -ˈti ə/ noun 1. a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders, worn in Spain, Mexico, etc. 2. a short mantle or light cape. /mænˈtɪlə/ noun 1. a woman’s lace or silk scarf covering the shoulders and head, often worn over […]
[man-tuh-nee-uh] /ˌmæn təˈni ə/ noun 1. an ancient city in S Greece, in Arcadia: battles 362 b.c., 223 b.c. /ˌmæntɪˈneɪə/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) a city in E Arcadia; site of several battles
[man-tis] /ˈmæn tɪs/ noun, plural mantises, mantes [man-teez] /ˈmæn tiz/ (Show IPA) 1. any of several predaceous insects of the order Mantidae, having a long prothorax and typically holding the forelegs in an upraised position as if in prayer. /ˈmæntɪs/ noun (pl) -tises, -tes (-tiːz) 1. any carnivorous typically green insect of the family Mantidae, […]