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MANICHEAN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Manichean mean? 

MANICHEAN (noun)
  The noun MANICHEAN has 1 sense:

1. an adherent of Manichaeism

  Familiarity information: MANICHEAN used as a noun is very rare.


MANICHEAN (adjective)
  The adjective MANICHEAN has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to Manichaeism

  Familiarity information: MANICHEAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANICHEAN (noun)


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Meaning:

An adherent of Manichaeism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Manichaean; Manichean; Manichee

Hypernyms ("Manichean" is a kind of...):

adherent; disciple (someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another)


MANICHEAN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to Manichaeism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Manichean; Manichee; Manichaean

Pertainym:

Manichaeism (a religion founded by Manes the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000)


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