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Manus   /mˈeɪnɪs/   Listen

(pl. manus)
The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.  Synonyms: hand, mitt, paw.  "He extended his mitt"

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"Manus" Quotes from Famous Books

... legebatur intextum. Atque inter utrasque litteras in scalarum modum gradus quidam insigniti uidebantur quibus ab inferiore ad superius elementum esset ascensus. Eandem tamen uestem uiolentorum quorundam sciderant manus et particulas quas quisque potuit abstulerant. Et dextera quidem eius libellos, ...
— The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy • Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

... contingencies by ordaining that an attack on a student leading to the loss of a limb or other member of the body was to be punished by the removal of the same member from the body of the assailant, and that for a lesser injury the offender's hand was to be wounded ("debet manus pugione transfigi"). The criminal might redeem his person by a fine of a hundred silver marks for a serious injury and of forty marks for slighter damages, the victim to (p. 125) receive half of the fine. Assailants of students were not to have benefit of sanctuary. ...
— Life in the Medieval University • Robert S. Rait

... few moments, but in so low a tone that the words were not caught by the bystanders, and, rising, he asked pardon of those around if he had ever offended any of them, and earnestly besought their prayers. Then, without further delay, he knelt down, and, repeating the words, "In manus tuas, Domine," he submitted himself to ...
— The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I • Various

... in quo caelata viri armati imago, leonem calcantis, barba bifurcata, ad caput manus benedicens, & vernacula haec verba: vos ki paseis sor mi pour lamour deix proies por mi. Clypeus erat vacuus, in quo olim laminam fuisse dicebant aeream, & eius in ea itidem caelata insignia, leonem videlicet argenteum, cui ad pectus ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

... practical mind of the West. But it is only the very threshold of Hindu chronology! There are seventy-one of these great epochs in a "Manuvanthara," or the period of one Manu, or human progenitor. And there are many of these Manus with their periods. For instance, there are fourteen of them required in order to cover the time called "Karpa," or one day in the life of Brahma. And after Brahma has spent his modest day everything ...
— India, Its Life and Thought • John P. Jones

... strongest man as husband for her and deliver up the kingdom to her hand. And when Earl Godrich had so sworn, the King shrived him clean of all his sins. Then having received his Saviour he folded his hands, saying, "Domine, in manus tuas;" and so ...
— Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12) • Various

Words linked to "Manus" :   metacarpal vein, fist, homo, palm, thenar, arteria digitalis, arm, hooks, human being, right, extremity, right hand, meat hooks, left, finger, ball, maulers, metacarpal artery, mitt, digital arteries, vena metacarpus, arteria metacarpea, metacarpus, hand, left hand, human, intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis, paw, man, clenched fist

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