The hand is the English equivalent of 'manus'. The Latin word is a feminine gender noun in the nominative singular, as the subject of the sentence. .
The Latin noun has many…, looser translations into English, such as 'strong arm, fist' as a symbol of force or effort. Another looser translation is 'power, jurisdiction'. Still another is 'the work of a hand' in the sense of an artist or craftsperson. Yet another is 'band, body of men'. And finally, it's the Latin word for 'the trunk of an elephant' or 'the grappling iron used in naval warfare'. ( Full Answer )