mainad


mainad
False swearing; perjury.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • mainad — /meynad/ In old English law, a false oath; perjury. Probably from Sax. manath or mainath a false or deceitful oath …   Black's law dictionary

  • mainad — /meynad/ In old English law, a false oath; perjury. Probably from Sax. manath or mainath a false or deceitful oath …   Black's law dictionary

  • maenad — noun Etymology: Latin maenad , maenas, from Greek mainad , mainas, from mainesthai to be mad; akin to Greek menos spirit more at mind Date: 1579 1. bacchante 2. an unnaturally excited or distraught woman • maenadic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maenad — [ mi:nad] noun (in ancient Greece) a female follower of Bacchus, traditionally associated with divine possession and frenzied rites. Derivatives maenadic adjective Origin C16: via L. from Gk Mainas, Mainad , from mainesthai to rave …   English new terms dictionary


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