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Manger. This word occurs only in Luke 2:7, 12, 16, in connection with the birth of Christ. It means a crib or feeding-trough; but according to Schleusner its real signification in the New Testament is the open court-yard attached to the inn or khan, in which the cattle would be shut at night, and where the poorer travellers might unpack their animals and take up their lodging, when they were either by want of room or want of means excluded from the house.