ma·​nes | \ ˈmä-ˌnās How to pronounce manes (audio) , ˈmā-ˌnēz How to pronounce manes (audio) \

Definition of manes

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

First Known Use of manes

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Manes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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