Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
  2. (noun, body) growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being

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Synonyms of Mane

head of hair

Alternate forms of Mane

Hyponyms: encolure

Hypernyms: hair

Origin of the word Mane

  1. O.E. manu "mane," related to mene "necklace," from P.Gmc. *mano (cf. O.N. m?n, O.Fris. mana, M.Du. manen, Ger. M?hne "mane"), perhaps from PIE *men- "to stand out, project" (cf. L. eminere "to stand out," mons "mountain," Skt. manya "nape of the neck," L. monile "necklace," O.Ir. muin "ne… more

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