Origin of mane
Examples from the Web for mane
First lady Jackie Kennedy would often add a perfectly coiffed swirl of human hair to her own mane for updos and special occasions.Chris Rock to Blame for Obsession With Black Hair and Beyoncé|Allison Samuels|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A few years later, Goudeau met Carr, a slender woman with a mane of long reddish-brown hair, at a Phoenix nightclub.
Ye'd be doin' well enough at home, if ye'd only sthay there, Bridget—I mane Julia.The Coward|Henry Morford
The reins trailed on the ground and the rider's hands were gripping the mane.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
Maned, having a mane; Mane′less, without a mane; Mane′-like (Tenn.), like a mane: hanging in the form of a mane.
Do you mane to say that you'll let the poor crayther have the roof taken off his cabin?Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
The lion set up its mane and roared, and made towards the man, whereupon the driver took to his heels.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March|Sabine Baring-Gould
Word Origin for mane
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").