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Ma·nes

 (mā′nēz)
See Mani.

ma·nes

or Ma·nes  (mā′nēz′, mä′nās′)
pl.n.
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.]

manes

(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]

Manes

(ˈmeɪniːz)
n
(Biography) See Mani

ma•nes

(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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Noun1.manes - a Persian prophet who founded Manichaeism (216-276)Manes - a Persian prophet who founded Manichaeism (216-276)
References in classic literature ?
Their manes were just a trifle darker than an ordinary black-maned lion but the tawny shade on the balance of their coats predominated.
The shape is the same with that of a beautiful horse, exact and nicely proportioned, of a bay colour, with a black tail, which in some provinces is long, in others very short: some have long manes hanging to the ground.
168-177) Also there were upon the shield droves of boars and lions who glared at each other, being furious and eager: the rows of them moved on together, and neither side trembled but both bristled up their manes. For already a great lion lay between them and two boars, one on either side, bereft of life, and their dark blood was dripping down upon the ground; they lay dead with necks outstretched beneath the grim lions.
Comparing the humped herds of whales with the humped herds of buffalo, which, not forty years ago, overspread by tens of thousands the prairies of Illinois and Missouri, and shook their iron manes and scowled with their thunder-clotted brows upon the sites of populous river-capitals, where now the polite broker sells you land at a dollar an inch; in such a comparison an irresistible argument would seem furnished, to show that the hunted whale cannot now escape speedy extinction.
A Mouse ran over his mane and ears and woke him from his slumbers.
So Ozma clung fast to the mane, and the lion crouched in the path and eyed the swinging mallet carefully until he knew just the instant it would begin to rise in the air.
"I haven't the faintest idea," said the Tin Woodman, and the Lion shook his shaggy mane and looked thoughtful.
Under the gleaming icons stood a long invalid chair, and in that chair on snowy-white smooth pillows, evidently freshly changed, Pierre saw- covered to the waist by a bright green quilt- the familiar, majestic figure of his father, Count Bezukhov, with that gray mane of hair above his broad forehead which reminded one of a lion, and the deep characteristically noble wrinkles of his handsome, ruddy face.
The light from the hearth quivered upon the flowers and foliage that were wrought into its oaken back; and the lion's head at the summit seemed almost to move its jaws and shake its mane.
I thought so.' He looked contemplatively at his horse's mane, as if he had some serious cause of dissatisfaction with it, or something else.
The animal was a bright chestnut-sorrel, with cream-colored mane and tail.
Jim accepted it as a mere detail, and at his command the attendants gave his coat a good rubbing, combed his mane and tail, and washed his hoofs and fetlocks.