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 for Manus
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

From 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. 

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