maniable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French maniable, from manier (to manage), from Latin manus (hand).

Adjective[edit]

maniable (comparative more maniable, superlative most maniable)

  1. (obsolete) manageable
    • Francis Bacon
      And it is without all controversy, that learning doth make the minds of men gentle, generous, maniable, and pliant to government; whereas ignorance makes them churlish, thwart, and mutinous []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for maniable in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maniable (plural maniables)

  1. handy
  2. manageable, manoeuvrable

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