manyac

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1803. Of uncertain origin, perhaps from Late Latin maniacus ('maniac'), in this sense first applied to spoilt children. Later it came to denote docility.

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manyac m (feminine manyaga, masculine plural manyacs, feminine plural manyagues)

  1. docile, lacking aggressivity
    quin gos més manyac!
    what a docile dog!
    Només vol que l'acariciïn: és molt manyac.
    He only wants to be caressed: he's very docile.

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