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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Manasses m. Hebrew מְנַשֶּׁה 'forgetful'.

The name of a Biblical tribal patriarch and a Biblical king of Judah. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Manasses.

952x993 Manases (gen) St-Barnard-Romans 132; 980 Manasses (nom) NotSLdN p. 247; 1139 Manasse (abl) HAP p. 371; c1140 Manasse (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIII, Manasses (nom) ibid. LXXXIII; 1147 Manasse (abl) clairvaux-12thc 19; 1156 Manasses (nom) CartYonne1 CCCLXXXIII; c1160 Manasse (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XVI; 1163 Manasse (gen) ibid. XV; 1166 Manasses (nom) clairvaux-12thc 128; 1168 Manasse (gen) ibid. 133; 1172 Manasses (nom) ibid. 150; 1178 Manasses (nom) ibid. 166; 1190 Manasserus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CIII; 1202 Manasseri (gen) NotSLdN IV; 1216 Manasseri (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XI, Manasserus (nom) ibid. XI; 1241 Manasseri (gen) ibid. X; 1258 Manasseri (gen) ibid. CVII; 1260 Manasserum (acc) ArrestReg-volI V, Ascension; 1308 Manassero (dat) ArchReimsII1 LXVII, Manasserus (nom) ibid. LXVII
Old French
1262 Manasses (nom) StOuen p. 10; 1291 Manesier (obl) ibid. p. 21; 1313 Manessier Paris1313 p. 60, Menessier ibid. p. 73
1115 Manasses (nom) CartNDJosaphat VI; 1120 Manasses (nom) ibid. VIII
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Manasses". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1.