from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The characteristic of being a man; maleness; masculinity; manliness; manhood.
- n. position of honor or respect; dignity, worthiness
- n. honor shown to a person; homage, respect; courtesy
- n. manly spirit or conduct; courage, valor, gallantry; chivalry
- n. human condition
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Manhood; courage.
From Middle English manship ("position of honor; respect; courtesy; manly spirit or conduct; humanity; human condition"), from Old English manscipe ("humanity, courtesy"), equivalent to man + -ship. Cognate with Dutch manschap ("homage, manred, crew"), German Mannschaft ("team, crew, squad, force"), Swedish manskap ("rank, crew"). (Wiktionary)