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Has Latin humanus really a noun meaning? Is it a medieval usage? Andres 14:02, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

According to [1] apparently not, though it could be medieval (I don't have medieval Latin sources offhand to check with) —Muke Tever
According to your source, humani in Lucretius' natura humanis omnia sunt paria could count as meaning 'men, mortals'. Andres 23:07, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Homo (sapiens)[edit]

Are these words related to human? Homo means wis or something in Greek. Smiddle / TC@ 18:01, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Second definition[edit]

  1. Having the nature or attributes of a human being

Would this cover things like "his story was very human"? That is emotional, causing empathy (etc.) I know I haven't expressed that too well. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:33, 29 January 2011 (UTC)


The IPA pronunciation for human is described as /ˈçjuː.mən̩/. Unfortunately, the ç does not appear on the IPA page.

It is an IPA symbol, but nobody has bothered to include it in that particular page. It is a voiceless palatal fricative, like the German 'ch' in ich or the Japanese 'h' in hito. It is the palatalized version of /x/ (loch, machen, ach). —Stephen (Talk) 14:19, 27 May 2011 (UTC)