men

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English men, from Old English menn (men, people, human beings collectively), plural of mann (man). Cognate with German Männer (men), Danish mænd (men), Swedish män (men). More at man.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

men

  1. plural form of man
  2. (collectively) (The) people, humanity

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

men

  1. A command

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

men (plural biz; possessive adjective menim)

  1. (personal) I (first-person singular)
Inflection
object me: maña
reflexive myself: özüm
possessive mine, my: menim

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse mein, from Proto-Germanic *mainą (damage, hurt, injustice, sin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːn/, [meːˀn]

Noun[edit]

men or mén n, c (singular definite menet or menen, plural indefinite men, plural definite menene)

  1. injury

Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

men

  1. but
  2. (as a noun) but, catch, hitch, snag

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An unstressed variety of man.

Pronoun[edit]

men

  1. (indefinite) One, they, (the) people; indefinite third-person singular pronoun: Men zegt dat... (People say that...; It is said that...)
  2. All humanity, everyone; public opinion.
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Etymology 2[edit]

origin unclear

Verb[edit]

men

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mennen
  2. imperative of mennen

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

men f (genitive singular menar, plural menir or menar)

  1. (rare, Mykines) The spinal cord

Declension[edit]

f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative men menin menir menirnar
Accusative men menina menir menirnar
Dative men menini menum menunum
Genitive menar menarinnar mena menanna
f6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative men menin menar menarnar
Accusative men menina menar menarnar
Dative men menini menum menunum
Genitive menar menarinnar mena menanna

Synonyms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

men

  1. but

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French main (hand). 

Noun[edit]

men

  1. hand

Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

men

  1. apocopic form of meno

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

men

  1. rōmaji reading of めん

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

men

  1. rafsi of menli.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

men (Zhuyin ㄇㄣ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of ,
  2. Nonstandard spelling of mēn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mén.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of měn.
  5. Nonstandard spelling of mèn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Via Swedish and Danish men, from Old Norse meðan ("while").

Conjunction[edit]

men

  1. But, however; introducing a clause that contrasts with the preceding clause, sentence or common belief.
  2. though
  3. only
    Han er en fin kar, men han snakker litt for mye. – He is a nice guy, but he talks a bit too much.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse mein.

Noun[edit]

men

  1. damage; injury (also mén)
  2. permanent disability
  3. difficulty; drawback

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Via Swedish and Danish men, same origin as Old Norse meðan (while).

Conjunction[edit]

men

  1. but, however; introducing a clause that contrasts with the preceding clause, sentence or common belief.
  2. though
  3. only

Etymology 2[edit]

From men.

Noun[edit]

men n (definite singular menet, uncountable)

  1. difficulty

Novial[edit]

Determiner[edit]

men

  1. my

Pronoun[edit]

men

  1. mine

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old Swedish men, from Middle Low German men, man ’but, only’, probably from Old Saxon niwan; possibly under the influence of Old Swedish men ’while, during’ (modern Swedish: medan, medans, mens).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

men

  1. but; introducing a clause that contrasts with the preceding clause, sentence or common belief.
  2. yet, but, however
    John har bott i staden i fem år, men aldrig besökt slottet.
    John has lived in the city for five years, yet never visited the castle.

Etymology 2[edit]

Like Icelandic and Norwegian mein, Old Saxon mēn, Old English mān; cognate of Icelandic meinn ’which causes injury’ (adjective), Old English mĕn, mæ̆ne ’evil, deceptive’ (adjective), Lithuanian maĭnas ’change’ (noun), Proto-Slavic měna ’change’ (noun); from the Indo-European root mei- ’switch’ (verb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

men n

  1. a handicap, long-time remnant of a physical or mental injury, which affects a person negatively
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Turkmen[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

men

  1. (personal) I

Declension[edit]

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