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manes

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːneɪz
 
, ˈmeɪniːz
 
/

Definition of manes in English:

plural noun

(In Roman mythology) the souls of dead ancestors, worshipped as beneficent spirits.
Example sentences
  • There is no greater sinner than that man who, though not worshipping the gods or the manes seeks to increase the bulk of his own flesh by the flesh of other beings.

Origin

Latin.

Words that rhyme with manes

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