Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Maniér-a, s. f. dim. Maniér-áccia, aug. Maniér-óna,
1. manner, fashion, wise, way, rate; 2. manner, kind, sort;3. way, behaviour, carriage, manner; 4. nature, instinct; 5. fashion, way, custom. Alla — d'Italia, after the Italian way. Per — di dire, as it were, as one should say. Di — che, so that. — di vitto, diet, regimen.
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maniera: manner, fashion, guise, vse, custome, stile or course. Vsed also for a kind or sort. Also for qualitie. Also for manner linesse and ciuilitie.