mane

[meyn]
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. See diag. under horse.
2.
Informal. (on a human being) a head of distinctively long and thick or rough hair.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English manu; cognate with German Mähne, Dutch manen, Old Norse mǫn

maned, adjective
maneless, adjective
unmaned, adjective
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mane (meɪn)
 
n
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
 
[Old English manu; related to Old High German mana, Old Norse mön, and perhaps to Old English mene and Old High German menni necklace]
 
maned
 
adj
 
'maneless
 
adj

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mane
O.E. manu "mane," related to mene "necklace," from P.Gmc. *mano (cf. O.N. mön, O.Fris. mana, M.Du. manen, Ger. Mähne "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 "neck,"
Welsh mwnwgl "neck," mwng "mane").
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Example sentences
The plates show a faint sense of motion, though hardly noticeable, in the
  horse's mane and tail.
The wand itself is a simple stick, containing the hair of a unicorn's mane.
He also patiently stands by while kids run their fingers through his mane.
Her salt-and-chocolate mane was hanging in an untamed pony tail.
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