Definition of manes in English:

manes

plural noun

  • (in ancient Roman belief) the souls of dead ancestors, worshiped as benevolent spirits.

    • ‘There is no greater sinner than that man who, though not worshipping the gods or the manes seeks to increase the bulk of his own flesh by the flesh of other beings.’
    spectre, phantom, wraith, spirit, soul, shadow, presence

Pronunciation

manes

/ˈmänāz/ /ˈmɑneɪz/

Origin

Latin.