or Man·i·chae·an

[ man-i-kee-uhn ]

  1. Also Man·i·chee [man-i-kee]. /ˈmæn ɪˌki/. an adherent of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark and evil.

  1. of or relating to the Manicheans or their doctrines.

Origin of Manichean

1300–50; Middle English Maniche (<Late Latin Manichaeus<Late Greek Manichaîos of Manes) + -an

Other words from Manichean

  • Man·i·che·an·ism, Man·i·che·ism, noun

Words Nearby Manichean Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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