-men

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From men, plural of man.

Suffix[edit]

-men

  1. Persons who are experts in an area; e.g. horsemen, sportsmen.
  2. Persons who are employed or hold a position in an area; e.g lawmen, newsmen.
  3. Persons who have special characteristics relating to an area, e.g. freemen, icemen, supermen.
  4. In certain cases, persons who derives from a particular nationality; e.g. Scotsmen, Chinamen.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “From the Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥?”

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-men n (genitive -minis); third declension

  1. forms neuter nouns of the third declension

Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative -men -mina
genitive -minis -minum
dative -minī -minibus
accusative -men -mina
ablative -mine -minibus
vocative -men -mina

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Occitan[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-men

  1. Alternative form of -ment.

Old Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-men

  1. Used to form adverbs, most of the time equivalent to the English -wise, -ly.
    Example: lonjamen