manes

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See also: mânes, manès, manés, and manęs

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin manes ‎(spirits of the dead).

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Noun[edit]

manes pl ‎(plural only)

  1. The souls or spirits of dead ancestors, conceived as deities or the subjects of reverence.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial, Penguin 2005, p. 9
      this was the Ustrina or place of burning their bodies, or some sacrificing place unto the Manes
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manes

  1. plural of mane

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

manes

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of manar

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Literally "the good ones", substantive use of the masculine plural of mānis ‎(good).

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Noun[edit]

mānēs m ‎(genitive mānium); third declension

  1. the spirits of dead ancestors; deified shades
  2. a corpse
  3. ashes; remains
  4. the netherworld
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Plural
nominative mānēs
genitive mānum
dative mānibus
accusative mānēs
ablative mānibus
vocative mānēs

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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

mānēs

  1. nominative masculine singular of mānis
  2. accusative masculine singular of mānis
  3. vocative masculine singular of mānis
  4. nominative feminine singular of mānis
  5. accusative feminine singular of mānis
  6. vocative feminine singular of mānis

Etymology 3[edit]

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Verb[edit]

manēs

  1. second-person singular present active indicative of maneō

References[edit]

  • manes in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • manes in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to have something in one's hands, on hand: in manibus habere aliquid (also metaphorically)
    • (ambiguous) to wrest from a person's hand: ex or de manibus alicui or alicuius extorquere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to let go from one's hands: e manibus dimittere
    • (ambiguous) to carry in one's arms: in manibus aliquem gestare
    • (ambiguous) to slip, escape from the hands: e (de) manibus effugere, elābi
    • (ambiguous) to sit with folded arms; to be inactive: compressis manibus sedere (proverb.) (Liv. 7. 13)
    • (ambiguous) to have success in one's grasp: fortunam in manibus habere
    • (ambiguous) to let success slip through one's fingers: fortunam ex manibus dimittere
    • (ambiguous) to be engaged on a book: liber mihi est in manibus
    • (ambiguous) to be engaged on a book: librum in manibus habere (Acad. 1. 1. 2)
    • (ambiguous) the book, speech can easily be obtained: liber, oratio in manibus est
    • (ambiguous) to lay down a book (vid. sect. XII. 3, note vestem deponere...): librum de manibus ponere
    • (ambiguous) to appease the manes, make sacrifice for departed souls: manes expiare (Pis. 7. 16)
    • (ambiguous) to wrest weapons from some one's hands: extorquere arma e manibus
    • (ambiguous) to not let the enemy escape: hostem e manibus non dimittere
    • (ambiguous) to escape from the hands of the enemy: effugere, elābi e manibus hostium
    • (ambiguous) to let the enemy escape: dimittere e manibus hostes
    • (ambiguous) to rescue some one from the hands of the enemy: eripere aliquem e manibus hostium
  • manes in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • manes in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • manes in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • manes in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

manes m pl (plurale tantum)

  1. (Roman mythology) manes (spirits of the dead)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

manes

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of manar.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

manes

  1. dative plural of man