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See also: humānus



From humus, with unclear ū.


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /huːˈmaː.nus/, [huːˈmäːnʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /uˈma.nus/, [uˈmɑːnus]
  • (file)


hūmānus (feminine hūmāna, neuter hūmānum, comparative hūmānior, superlative hūmānissimus, adverb hūmānē or hūmāniter); first/second-declension adjective

  1. human (of man, people)
  2. humane
  3. cultured, refined


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative hūmānus hūmāna hūmānum hūmānī hūmānae hūmāna
Genitive hūmānī hūmānae hūmānī hūmānōrum hūmānārum hūmānōrum
Dative hūmānō hūmānō hūmānīs
Accusative hūmānum hūmānam hūmānum hūmānōs hūmānās hūmāna
Ablative hūmānō hūmānā hūmānō hūmānīs
Vocative hūmāne hūmāna hūmānum hūmānī hūmānae hūmāna

Derived terms[edit]



hūmānus m (genitive hūmānī); second declension

  1. (usually in the plural) a human, mortal


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hūmānus hūmānī
Genitive hūmānī hūmānōrum
Dative hūmānō hūmānīs
Accusative hūmānum hūmānōs
Ablative hūmānō hūmānīs
Vocative hūmāne hūmānī


  • humanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • humanus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • humanus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • human life: res humanae or simply res
    • that is the way of the world; such is life: haec est rerum humanarum condicio
    • to despise earthly things: res externas or humanas despicere
    • to feel superior to the affairs of life: res humanas infra se positas arbitrari
    • to civilise men, a nation: homines, gentem a fera agrestique vita ad humanum cultum civilemque deducere (De Or. 1. 8. 33)
    • heavenly things; earthly things: supera et caelestia; humana et citerioria
  • humanus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag