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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;
- Example: "he had the hands of a surgeon"
- Example: "he extended his mitt"
[syn: hand, manus, mitt, paw]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Manus \Ma"nus\, n.; pl. Manus. [L., the hand.] (Anat.) The distal segment of the fore limb, including the carpus and fore foot or hand. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

manus n 1: the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt" [syn: hand, manus, mitt, paw]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MANUS. Anciently signified the person taking an oath as a compurgator. The use of this word probably came from the party laying his hand on the New Testament. Manus signifies, among the civilians, power, and is frequently used as synonymous with potestas. Lec. El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 94.