often capitalized : the deified spirits of the ancient Roman dead honored with graveside sacrifices
: the venerated or appeased spirit of a dead person

Word History



First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of manes was in the 14th century

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“Manes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manes. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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