manscipe

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English manscipe (humanity, courtesy), equivalent to man +‎ -scipe.

Noun[edit]

manscipe (uncountable)

  1. position of honor or respect; dignity, worthiness
    • c1400, Cursor Mundi (in Middle English):
      Ac fourti winter Madan mid mansipe held his riche.
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  2. honor shown to a person; homage, respect; courtesy
    • c1225, Homilies in Cotton Vespasian (in Middle English):
      Si ego pater ubi est honor meus..gif ic fader ham, wer his mi manscipe.
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  3. manly spirit or conduct; courage, valor, gallantry; chivalry
    • c1465, The Paston Letters (in Middle English):
      And how that ever ye do, hold up your manship.
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  4. human condition
    • c1400, Cursor Mundi (in Middle English):
      Bot he was ferliful to call if þou it sagh..þat in a man all manscip war.
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From man +‎ -scipe

Noun[edit]

manscipe m (nominative plural manscipas)

  1. humanity, courtesy, kindness, chivalry
    Manscipe gyfan beþearfendum and ælþeódigum. — Chivalry enriches the poor and the pilgrims.

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