noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
- The souls or spirits of dead ancestors, conceived as deities or the subjects of reverence.
Etymology: From classical Latin Latin, manes "spirits of the dead".
- 1658, this was the Ustrina or place of burning their bodies, or some sacrificing place unto the Manes " Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 9)
- (plural of, mane)
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