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[meyn] /meɪn/

the long hair growing on the back of or around the neck and neighboring parts of some animals, as the horse or lion.
Informal. (on a human being) a head of distinctively long and thick or rough hair.
the long coarse hair that grows from the crest of the neck in such mammals as the lion and horse
long thick human hair

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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