One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
noun & adjective
- archaic term for Manichaean
- ‘According to Manichee myth, Light and Darkness originally existed separately, without knowledge of each other.’
- ‘However, by 384 Augustine was unsatisfied and he broke away from the Manichees to open the New Academy, a school of rhetoric, in which he became the official orator of Milan.’
- ‘Accordingly, I made my investigation without anxiety, certain that what the Manichees said was untrue.’
- ‘Touchingly, it is the name that Augustine, while still a Manichee, chose for his son.’
- ‘The Neoplatonists cordially hated theosophy, and its Manichee form more than all.’
Middle English: from late Latin Manichaei, plural of Manichaeus (see Manichaeism).
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