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Manus   /mˈeɪnɪs/   Listen

(pl. manus)
The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.  Synonyms: hand, mitt, paw.  "He extended his mitt"

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"Manus" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Brahmanas, Kshatriyas and Vaisyas are able to perform their various duties and sacrifices.[13] Those versed in chronology say that thou art the beginning and thou the end of a day of Brahma, which consisteth of a full thousand Yugas. Thou art the lord of Manus and of the sons of the Manus, of the universe and of man, of the Manwantaras, and their lords. When the time of universal dissolution cometh, the fire Samvartaka born of thy wrath consumeth the three worlds and existeth alone. And clouds of various hues ...
— Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 • Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

... patria laceraverat, quique alienum aes grande conflaverat, quo flagitium aut facinus redimeret, praeterea omnes undique parricidae, sacrilegi, convicti judiciis aut pro factis judicium timentes, ad hoc quos manus atque lingua perjurio aut sanguine civili alebat, postremo omnes, quos flagitium, egestas, conscius animus exagitabat: hi Catilinae proximi familiaresque erant. Quodsi quis etiam a culpa vacuus in amicitiam ejus inciderat, cotidiano usu atque illecebris facile ...
— De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino • Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)

... tetigit manus, Non sumptuosa blandior hostia Mellivit aversos Penates Farre pio et ...
— Letters to Dead Authors • Andrew Lang

... innocentes manus meas," solemnly chaunted the valet, at the same time affecting ...
— Gomez Arias - The Moors of the Alpujarras, A Spanish Historical Romance. • Joaquin Telesforo de Trueba y Cosio

... the pagans, almost universally, before the time of Christ. The Jews practised this ancient night prayer, as the scripture in several places shows, "in noctibus extollite manus vestras in sancta" (Psalm 133). Our Saviour sanctified this use by His example, and the early Christians were, on account of these night assemblies, the objects of fear and dread, of admiration and of hatred. Organised vigils lasted till the thirteenth century in some countries, but ...
— The Divine Office • Rev. E. J. Quigley

Words linked to "Manus" :   arteria metacarpea, metacarpal vein, human, extremity, maulers, palm, arteria digitalis, metacarpal artery, right, arm, human being, left hand, man, ball, homo, meat hooks, clenched fist, hand, vena metacarpus, right hand, hooks, fist, left, paw, finger, intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis, musculus abductor digiti minimi manus, digital arteries, metacarpus, thenar

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