mann

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See also: männ, Mann, and Mànn

Cimbrian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-. Cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, English man, Icelandic maður, Swedish man, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰 (manna).

Noun[edit]

mann m (plural mannediminutive ménle) (Sette Comuni)

  1. man
  2. husband

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References[edit]

  • “mann” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
  • “mann” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Cornish[edit]

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mann

  1. at all

Noun[edit]

mann m

  1. nothing, nil

Numeral[edit]

mann

  1. zero

Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mann

  1. accusative singular of maður

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mann

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

mann m

  1. indefinite accusative singular of maður

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Backformation from the comparative manner, from Old High German minniro (less; fewer), from Proto-Germanic *minnizô, and/or reinterpretation (as a positive) of Old High German min (less), from Proto-Germanic *minniz, adverbial form of the former. Compare the same in Dutch min. The Luxembourgish vocalism is regular through -i--a- in closed syllables.

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Adjective[edit]

mann (masculine mann, neuter mann, comparative manner, superlative am mannsten)

  1. little, few

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  • The positive and comparative forms are indeclinable and cannot be preceded by articles or determiners. The superlative is declined in the normal way.

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Norn[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse maðr.

Noun[edit]

mann m

  1. man
  2. married man
  3. master of the house

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mann, accusative case of maðr (man) (compare the accusative of Icelandic maður). Originally the word only had the sense "human" but later changed to primarily designate an adult male, the original meaning being replaced by words such as menneske and person. Believed to ultimately be from Proto-Germanic *mann-, stemming from the Proto-Indo-European *man- (a root). Cognate with Swedish man, Danish mand, Faroese and Icelandic maður, English man and many others.

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Noun[edit]

mann m (definite singular mannen, indefinite plural menn, definite plural mennene)

  1. a man (adult male human being)
    Det sitter tre menn og to kvinner i styret.There are three men and two women on the board.
  2. (mostly in regular sayings and idioms) A human being, person
    Den vanlige mannThe man in the street, the ordinary citizen
    Gå ned med mann og musBe lost with all hands
    (literally: "Go down with man and mouse")
  3. A person with certain praiseworthy qualities, often used about males
    Være mann nok forBe a man enough for
    Være en mannBe a man
  4. One's husband (see also ektemann)
    Hun mistet mannen sin i en ulykke for tre år siden.She lost her husband in an accident three years ago.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mann, accusative case of maðr (man) (compare the accusative of the Icelandic maður). Originally the word only had the sense "human" but later changed to primarily designate an adult male, the original meaning being replaced by words such as menneske and person. Believed to ultimately be from Proto-Germanic *mann-, stemming from the Proto-Indo-European *man- (a root). Cognate with Swedish man, Danish mand, Faroese and Icelandic maður, English man and many others.

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Noun[edit]

mann m (definite singular mannen, indefinite plural menn, definite plural mennene)

  1. man (adult male human being)
  2. (mostly in regular sayings and idioms) human being, person
  3. person with certain praiseworthy qualities, often used about males
  4. husband (see also ektemann)

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mann-. Cognate with Old Frisian mon, Old Saxon mann, Old Dutch man, Old High German man, Old Norse maðr, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰 (manna).

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Noun[edit]

mann m (nominative plural menn)

  1. person, human
    Man biþ mann þurh ōðre menn.
    One is a person through other people.
    Apan habbaþ lengran earmas þonne menn.
    Apes have longer arms than humans.
  2. man as in mankind
    se mannes æfcyme
    the descent of man
    Mann is ealra þinga mǣþ.
    Man is the measure of all things.
  3. (rarely) man (adult male)
  4. the rune , representing the sound /m/

Usage notes[edit]

  • When mann occurred as the last part of a personal name, it was inflected as an a-stem: thus the dative singular of "Ġearumann" (name of a bishop) was "Ġearumanne", not *Ġearumenn. In other compounds it was inflected the same way as when it occurred by itself, i.e. as a consonant stem: þǣm wīfmenn ("the woman" [dative singular]), not *þǣm wīfmanne.

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  • Middle English: mon, man, manne, monne, mæn
    • Scots: man
    • English: man
    • Yola: man