from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Human.
  • n. Dignity, honour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of man or mankind; human.
  • Honored; honorable.
  • n. Dignity; honor; grace; favor; good manners; decorous bearing or conduct.
  • To dignify; honor; grace.
  • To worship; reverence.


From Middle English mensk, menske, from Old English mennisc ("man, human, humanity") and Old Norse menskr ("human"), both from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz (“human”), equivalent to man +‎ -ish. Cognate with Dutch mens ("human, humanity"), German Mensch ("man, human"), Danish menneske ("human"), Swedish människa ("human, human being, person"), Icelandic manneskju ("person, human being"). See also mense, mennish. (Wiktionary)


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