Manichaean

noun Man·i·chae·an \ ˌma-nə-ˈkē-ən \
variants: or Manichean or Manichee play \ˈma-nə-ˌkē\

Definition of Manichaean

1 : a believer in a syncretistic religious dualism (see dualism 3) originating in Persia in the third century a.d. and teaching the release of the spirit from matter through asceticism
2 : a believer in religious or philosophical dualism

Manichaean

or Manichean adjective

Manichaeanism

or Manicheanism play \ˌma-nə-ˈkē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Manichaeism

or Manicheism play \ˈma-nə-(ˌ)kē-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of manichaean

Late Latin manichaeus, from Late Greek manichaios, from Manichaios Manes †about a.d. 276 Persian founder of the sect

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