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  • manism — ma·nism …   English syllables

  • manism — /ˈmanɪzəm/ (say mahnizuhm), /ˈmeɪnɪzəm/ (say maynizuhm) noun ancestor worship. {Latin. See manes} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Manism —    The worship of the spirits of the dead, and of the spirits of dead ancestors …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • manism — ˈmäˌnizəm, ˈmāˌ noun ( s) Etymology: manes + ism : the worship of the spirits of deceased humans : ancestor cult …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Montreuil, Jean de — (1354 1418)    Chancellor of France in the early 15th century. Though commonly associated with the French Middle Ages, he was not only a contemporary but a friend and ad mirer of the Florentine humanists Coluccio Salutati, Leonardo Bruni and… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

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  • ELYOT, Sir Thomas — (c. 1490 1546) Ambassador, scholar, and humanist, Thomas Elyot advocated humanist edu­cation and through his writings and translations brought classical works to the literate English. The only son of Richard Elyot, Thomas Elyot learned English… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

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