• WordNet 3.6
    • n Manes a Persian prophet who founded Manichaeism (216-276)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs hair or the mane of a horse that were then put into ivory handles
    • n. pl Manes (Rom. Antiq) The benevolent spirits of the dead, especially of dead ancestors, regarded as family deities and protectors. "Hail, O ye holy manes !"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • manes In Roman antiquity, the spirits of the dead considered as tutelary divinities of their families; the deified shades of the dead, according to the belief that the soul continued to exist and to have relations with earth after the body had perished. Three times a year a pit called the mundus was officially opened in the comitium of the Roman Forum, to permit the manes to come forth. The manes were also honored at certain festivals, as the Parentalia and Feralia; oblations were made to them, and the flame maintained on the altar of the household was a homage to them. [In this sense often written with a capital.]
    • manes Hence—2. The spirit of a deceased person, or the shades of the dead, whether considered as the object of a cult or not.
    • manes By metonymy— The lower world or infernal regions, as the abode of the manes.
    • manes The punishments imposed in the lower world.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manes mā′nēz (Roman myth.) the benevolent or tutelary spirits of departed persons: the lower world, as being the abode of the manes.
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In literature:

I have no manes of supportin' her, an' I swear I'll never bring her to poverty.
"Fardorougha, The Miser The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Who were the three persons you saw there, in the mane time?
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
What the devil, sir, do you mane by staryrayotype?
"The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
No; God be thanked, I'm not so mane as that, anyhow.
"The Station; The Party Fight And Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
What do you all mane?
"The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
What do you mane Ellish?
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
What do you mane by snug enough?
"The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
But in the mane time, might one axe, out o' mere curiosity, if you're in airnest?
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
His dealings with Manes.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
But O-liver's blond mane waved in every passing breeze.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey

In poetry:

Us'd to his bold caprices oft,
And equal to his weight,
The courser toss'd his mane aloft,
And swam with breast elate.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
John Gilpin at his horse’s side
Seized fast the flowing mane,
And up he got, in haste to ride,
But soon came down again;
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
The rain beat in our faces,
And shrill the wild airs grew;
The long-maned clouds in races
Coursed o'er heaven's windy blue.
"Cross-Roads" by Mathilde Blind
The lady stands in her bower door,
And thus she made her mane:
"Oh, shall I gang to Broomfield Hills,
Or shall I stay at hame?
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
A wind blew up, was sultry warm,
It shook the saddle-bow !
But not one hair of that bristly mane
Was waved to and fro ....
"The Black Knight Of The Water" by Anne Bannerman
"Oh Johnnie! my brither!" quo' Archibold
Wi' a hert-upheavin mane,
"I wad pit my soul i' yer wastit corp
To see ye alive again!"
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald

In news:

Colorado rapper Mane Rok strikes out on his own.
Mane Rok and DJ Tense.
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hawks the product for one of his movie's sponsors, Mane 'n Tail shampoo, in "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold". Vegas Beauty Unbound Unites Education, Fashion and Sustainability at Mane, Style, & Face Forum.
Gucci Mane is on a warpath today, and his two main targets are Young Jeezy and Yung Joc.
Well since Gucci Mane has dropped the mixtape Trap God, there has been alot of talk about Gucci and alot of the artist that he has been dissing lately.
Mane event of the '60s.
Brian Maneely/ Ukiah Daily Journal.
MANE raises the roof with seafood celebration.
Gucci Mane Dissing Nicki Minaj, French Montana & Calling Yo Gotti A.
I suggest flipping your mane repeatedly for maximum impact.
Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center Raises $85,000 At Annual "Celebrity Waiter" Dinner.
Psychiatric tests ordered for rapper Gucci Mane.
Gucci Mane also explains why OJ Da Juiceman has been relatively quiet.
Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy famously sparred some years back, but according to Gooch, their issues will "never" be resolved.

In science:

We say that a property is generic in the sense of Ma˜n´e if, for each strong Tonelli Lagrangian L, there exists a residual subset O ⊂ C∞(T × M , R) such that the property holds for all the Lagrangians L − u, u ∈ O . A set is called residual if it is a countable intersection of open and dense sets.
A generic property of families of Lagrangian systems
The main result of Ma˜n´e in is that having a unique minimizing measure is a generic property.
A generic property of families of Lagrangian systems
In [4, §1] Ma˜n´e proves that minimizing measures are also all the minimizers of the action functional AL (µ) = R L dµ on the set of holonomic measures, therefore M(L) = MHn (L) for some n ∈ N.
A generic property of families of Lagrangian systems
Ma˜n´e, Ergodic Theory and Differentiable Dynamics.
Ergodic Theory and Visualization II: Visualization of Resonances and Periodic Sets
Ma˜n´e, “Ergodic Theory and Differentiable Dynamics,” translated from the Portuguese by S.
Principal Lyapunov exponents and principal Floquet spaces of positive random dynamical systems. II. Finite-dimensional systems