Origin of mantisModern Latin ; from Gr, prophet, seer, kind of insect ; from Indo-European base an unverified form men-, to think from source mind
nounpl. man·tis·es or man·tes
Origin of mantisGreek, seer, praying mantis (from the insect's habit of holding its front legs in a pose resembling that of a seer in prayer, and perhaps also from the fact that its presence or emergence was thought to have divinatory value); see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural mantises or mantes)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek Î¼Î¬Î½Ï„Î¹Ï‚ (mantis, “soothsayer")
mantis - Computer Definition
A rapid application development language from Cincom Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (www.cincom.com) that runs on Linux, Unix and OpenVMS platforms. It provides procedural and non-procedural languages for developing prototypes and applications and works with Cincom's SUPRA database, DB2 and IMS.