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mane

Noun

1 long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
2 growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being [syn: head of hair]

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English

Etymology

Middle English mone, from Old English manu, from common Germanic *manō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mon- "neck". Near cognates include German Mähne and Dutch maan.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

mane (plural: manes)
  1. longer hair growth on back of neck of a horse
  2. longer hair growth around head of male lions

Translations

longer hair growth on back of neck of a horse
longer hair growth around head of male lions

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Danish

Verb

mane
  1. call for
    at mane til forsigtighed - to call for caution

Noun

mane
  1. man, specifically adult male human

Extensive Definition

Mane can have the following meanings:
  • The mane of a horse is used to describe the line of hair along the spine of the neck, starting behind the ears and ending just above the withers.
  • The mane may also refer to the mane of a lion, found on the male animal's neck.
Mane is the name of several communes in France:
Mane also refers to a people in western Africa:
  • Mane, of the Atlantic coast.
Other meanings:
mane in German: Mane
mane in French: Mane
mane in Italian: Mane
mane in Dutch: Mane
mane in Polish: Mane

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