manes

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plural noun ma·nes \ˈmä-ˌnās, ˈmā-ˌnēz\

Definition of manes

  1. 1 often capitalized :  the deified spirits of the ancient Roman dead honored with graveside sacrifices

  2. 2 :  the venerated or appeased spirit of a dead person

Origin and Etymology of manes

Latin



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