menial

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English meinial, from Anglo-Norman mesnal, from maisnee(household), from Vulgar Latin mansionata, from Latin mansiōnem, accusative singular of mansiō(house).

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Adjective[edit]

menial ‎(comparative more menial, superlative most menial)

  1. Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.
  2. Of or relating to unskilled work. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. Servile; low; mean.
    His sister was a menial girl, but he sought to help her develop a mind of her own.

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Noun[edit]

menial ‎(plural menials)

  1. A servant, especially a domestic servant.
  2. A person who has a subservient nature.

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