manes

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

noun

(used with a plural verb)Roman Religion. the souls of the dead; shades.
(used with a singular verb) the spirit or shade of a particular dead person.

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Origin of manes

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin mānēs (plural); akin to Latin mānis, mānus good

Definition for manes (2 of 2)

Manes
[ mey-neez ]
/ ˈmeɪ niz /

noun

a.d. 216?–276?, Persian prophet: founder of Manicheanism.
Also called Man·i·che·us [man-i-kee-uhs], /ˌmæn ɪˈki əs/, Ma·ni [mah-nee] /ˈmɑ ni/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for manes (1 of 2)

manes
/ (ˈmɑːneɪz, Latin ˈmɑːnɛs) /

pl n (sometimes capital) (in Roman legend)

the spirits of the dead, often revered as minor deities
(functioning as singular) the shade of a dead person

Word Origin for manes

C14: from Latin, probably: the good ones, from Old Latin mānus good

British Dictionary definitions for manes (2 of 2)

Manes
/ (ˈmeɪniːz) /

noun

See Mani
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