Definition of Manichaean

1. Noun. An adherent of Manichaeism.

Exact synonyms: Manichean, Manichee
Generic synonyms: Adherent, Disciple



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism. "A Manichaean conflict between good and evil"
Exact synonyms: Dualistic
Partainyms: Dualism, Dualism
Derivative terms: Dualism, Manichaeism

3. Adjective. Of or relating to Manichaeism.
Exact synonyms: Manichean, Manichee
Partainyms: Manichaeism, Manichaeism, Manichaeism
Derivative terms: Manichaeism, Manichaeism

Definition of Manichaean

1. Noun. a follower of Manichaeism ¹

2. Adjective. of or relating to Manichaeism ¹

3. Adjective. of or concerning a Manichaean ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manichaean

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Mangifera
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Mango
Mangoes
Manhattan Island
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Manhattan distance
Manhattanese
Manhattanite
Manhattanites
Manhattans
Manichaean
Manichaeanism
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Manichaeism
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Manicheanism
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Manichee
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Literary usage of Manichaean

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1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"A Pahlavi inscription, in the ancient church of the Little Mount, near Madras, indicates an early settlement of manichaean or Nestorian Christians on the ..."

2. Remarks on Ecclesiastical History by John Jortin (1805)
"... by the labours of the learned, and particularly the learned of this nation,* and the manichaean hypothesis is so very weak in all its parts ..."

3. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Augustine, John Chrysostom, Philip Schaff (1887)
"This is not what we find in the manichaean books: there it is constantly implied and constantly asserted that God guarded against an invasion of His enemies ..."

4. Historical Commentaries on the State of Christianity During the First Three by Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1851)
"When Augustine, in his second Dispute with Felix the manichaean, (c. 15. p. 351. ... I have bestowed much labor on the explanation of the manichaean system, ..."

5. Politics and Religion in the Days of Augustine by Edward Frank Humphrey (1912)
"... De Vera Religione—the five works which were spoken of by Paul as " Augustine's Anti- manichaean Pentateuch." 1 After his return to Africa and his ..."

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