- (the cocktail): manhattan
From the earlier form Manna-hata recorded by Dutch travelers and settlers, from its name in Unami, the local Algonquian language. That name is usually taken to be a compound of Unami mënatay (“island”) or Munsee munahan (compare Abenaki manahan) and another element.
Based on a report by Anthony Heckewelder that the name Manhattan derives from the wooded area whose trees were suitable for making bows, Goddard explains the early forms Manna-hatta(n) and Mannahachtink as spellings of manaháhtaan "place for gathering the wood to make bows" and a related locative form manaháhteenk. compound of Munsee manah- (gather) + -aht (bow) + -aan (place).
- IPA(key): /mænˈhæt.ən/
- (NYC) IPA(key): /mənˈhæt.ən/, [mn̩ˈhætn̩] enPR: Mənhătən,
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- An indigenous people of North America who lived in present day New York State.
- A borough of New York City, New York, United States, mainly on Manhattan Island, coterminous with New York County.
- An island in New York, United States, Manhattan Island.
- A city, the county seat of Riley County, Kansas, United States.
Manhattan (plural Manhattans)
Manhattan n (genitive Manhattans)
- Manhattan (cocktail)