Manichee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Manichee of or relating to Manichaeism
    • n Manichee an adherent of Manichaeism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manichee A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the source of Good, and Darkness as the source of Evil. "The Manichæans stand as representatives of dualism pushed to its utmost development."
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. Manichaeus,: cf. F. manichéen,

Usage

In literature:

Can any one doubt that a large portion of this host must have been infected with the Manichee or Gnostic idolatry?
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
Just now thou wert but a coward, and now thou art a Manichee.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
It would have been a spell to exorcise the Manichee, methinks.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
How long have you joined the Manichees?
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
Those Pelagians, Manichees, &c., their names alone would make a just volume.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Epistle by Christ produced by Manichees.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
He felt far more inclined to embrace the faith of the Manichee!
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Histoire critique de Manichee et du manicheisme (Paris, 1734-1735).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
It would have been a spell to exorcise the Manichee, methinks.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
Montanism and Manicheeism might perhaps in some sort furnish an exception to this remark.
"An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
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