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 Mani, Manes, or Manichæus.Man’itou. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Manichæ’ans or Manichees.
A religious sect founded by Mani or Manichæus, the Persian painter. It was an amalgamation of the Magian and Christian religions, interlarded with a little Buddhism. In order to enforce his religious system, Mani declared himself to be the Paraclete or Comforter promised by Jesus Christ.   1

 Mani, Manes, or Manichæus.Man’itou. 


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