Man

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -æn

Etymology 1[edit]

From man

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Man

  1. The genus Homo.
  2. (poetic) Humankind in general.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Eye Witness”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931, page 249:
      The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. [] The second note, the high alarum, not so familiar and always important since it indicates the paramount sin in Man's private calendar, took most of them by surprise although they had been well prepared.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish Mana, from Proto-Celtic *moniyos, from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to tower, stand out).

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Man

  1. The Isle of Man; an island and Crown dependency of the United Kingdom in the Irish Sea.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Man

  1. Abbreviation of Manitoba.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Cantonese (man4).

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Man (plural Mans)

  1. A surname, from Chinese.

Etymology 5[edit]

From Cantonese (maan6).

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Man (plural Mans)

  1. A surname, from Chinese.

Etymology 6[edit]

Clipping of Manchester.

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Man

  1. Abbreviation of Manchester (especially in football)
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Dutch[edit]

Man
Isle of Man

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish Mana

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Man n

  1. Man, Isle of Man (an island and Crown dependency of the United Kingdom in the Irish Sea)

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian man, from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /mɑn/

Noun[edit]

Man m (plural Maaner)

  1. (Sylt) man (adult male human)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no
Coat of arms of the Isle of Man

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Man

  1. Man, Isle of Man (an island and Crown dependency of the United Kingdom in the Irish Sea)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Man

  1. Man, Isle of Man (an island and Crown dependency of the United Kingdom in the Irish Sea)

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese (Maan6).

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Man

  1. A surname, from Cantonese of Chinese origin.