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or Ma·nes  (mā′nēz′, mä′nās′)
1. The spirits of the dead, regarded as minor supernatural powers in ancient Roman religion.
2. (used with a sing. verb) The revered spirit of one who has died.

[Middle English, from Latin mānēs, perhaps from mānis, good; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈmɑːneɪz; Latin ˈmɑːnɛs)
(in Roman legend) pl n (sometimes capital)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the spirits of the dead, often revered as minor deities
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) (functioning as singular) the shade of a dead person
[C14: from Latin, probably: the good ones, from Old Latin mānus good]


(Biography) See Mani


(ˈmeɪ niz; Lat. ˈmɑ nɛs)

n. (sometimes cap.)
1. (used with a pl. v.) the spirits of the dead in ancient Roman belief to whom graves were dedicated.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the spirit or shade of a particular dead person.
[1350–1400; < Latin mānēs (pl.); akin to mānus good]
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