mane [meyn] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the long hair growing on the back of or around the neck and neighboring parts of some animals, as the horse or lion.
  2. Informal. (on a human being) a head of distinctively long and thick or rough hair.

Origin of mane before 900; Middle English; Old English manu; cognate with German Mähne, Dutch manen, Old Norse mǫn Related formsmaned, adjectivemane·less, adjectiveun·maned, adjective Examples from the Web for maned Historical Examples of maned

  • Then he jumps on the maned palfrey, which is now ready for inspection.

    Four Arthurian Romances

    Chretien DeTroyes

  • Some are maned like lions, some have young, keen faces, but all leave an impression of familiarity upon me.

    War’s Brighter Side

    Julian Ralph.

  • I tell yer the maned white wolf is wiser’n most people, and but for eating his cubs, he’s nature’s gentleman.

    A Man in the Open

    Roger Pocock

  • Maned, having a mane; Mane′less, without a mane; Mane′-like (Tenn.), like a mane: hanging in the form of a mane.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • This monster has a maned neck, resembling a horse, a back of a grey colour, the belly inclining to white.

    Mythical Monsters

    Charles Gould

  • British Dictionary definitions for maned mane noun

    1. the long coarse hair that grows from the crest of the neck in such mammals as the lion and horse
    2. long thick human hair

    Derived Formsmaned, adjectivemaneless, adjectiveWord Origin for mane Old English manu; related to Old High German mana, Old Norse mön, and perhaps to Old English mene and Old High German menni necklace Word Origin and History for maned mane n.

    Old English manu “mane,” from Proto-Germanic *mano (cf. Old Norse mön, Old Frisian mana, Middle Dutch mane, Dutch manen, Old High German mana, German Mähne “mane”), from PIE *mon- “neck, nape of the neck” (cf. Sanskrit manya “nape of the neck,” Old English mene “necklace,” Latin monile “necklace,” Welsh mwng “mane,” Old Church Slavonic monisto, Old Irish muin “neck”).

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