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  • Manichean — Manichaean Man i*ch[ae] an, Manichean Man i*che an, a. Of or pertaining to the Manich[ae]ans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manichean — Manichaean Man i*ch[ae] an, Manichean Man i*che an, Manichee Man i*chee, n. [LL. Manichaeus: cf. F. manich[ e]en.] A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manichean — I noun an adherent of Manichaeism • Syn: ↑Manichaean, ↑Manichee • Hypernyms: ↑disciple, ↑adherent II adjective of or relating to Manichaeism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manichean — I. noun see Manichaean II. adjective see Manichaean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Manichean — Manicheanism, Manicheism, n. /man i kee euhn/, n. 1. Also, Manichee /man i kee /. an adherent of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic… …   Universalium

  • Manichean — Man•i•che•an or Man•i•chae•an [[t]ˌmæn ɪˈki ən[/t]] n. 1) ear Also, Man•i•chee [[t]ˈmæn ɪˌki[/t]] an adherent of a religious dualism that originated in Persia in the 3rd century a.d. , combining elements of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, and… …   From formal English to slang

  • Manichean — /mænəˈkiən/ (say manuh keeuhn) noun 1. an adherent of the religious system of the Persian teacher Mani or Manichaeus, c.216–c.276, composed of Gnostic Christian, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, and various other elements, the principal feature being a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Marcus (Manichean) — Marcus was an influential Manichean missionary in Spain in the fourth Century AD.[1] References ^   Marcus . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913 …   Wikipedia

  • Manichaeism —    by Jonathan Smith   The ideas of Mani (AD 215 77), a Persian philosopher of good and evil, helped Baudrillard locate his thinking within the dual form, thereby enabling his production of concepts like symbolic exchange, seduction and the… …   The Baudrillard dictionary

  • Chigils — The Chigil (Chihil, and also Jigil, Djikil, Chiyal) were a Turkic tribe known from the 7th century CE as living around Issyk Kul lake area. They were considered to be descended from two of the Six Chuy tribes of the Chuban, the Chuyue and Chumi.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mar Ammo — was a 3rd century Manichean disciple of the prophet Mani.[1] According to Manichaen tradition he spread Manichaeism eastward into Sogdiana during the time period when Mani was living.[2] Mar Ammo is well known as the apostle of the east in… …   Wikipedia

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