from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Property, owndom; possessions.
  • v. To adorn, bring honour to; grace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Manliness; dignity; comeliness; civility.
  • transitive v. To grace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grace; ornament; set off or be a credit to: as, the pictures mense the room.
  • n. Dignity of conduct; propriety; decorum; sense of honor; good manners.
  • n. Ornament; credit: as, he's a mense to his family.


From earlier mensk, from Middle English menske ("courtesy, honour"), from Old Norse menska ("humanity"). Cognate with Old English menniscu ("the human condition, humanity"). More at mennish, mensch. (Wiktionary)



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