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.
Informal. (on a human being) a head of distinctively long and thick or rough hair.

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

maned, adjective
maneless, adjective
unmaned, adjective Unabridged
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mane (meɪn)
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]

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Word Origin & History

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 for maned
They blame maned wolves, cougars, jaguars, and spectacled bears for livestock deaths.
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