menneske

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse menskr (human), from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz (human, humanity), from Proto-Germanic *mann- (man, human, person), from Proto-Indo-European *mAnw- (man). Cognate with Old English mennisc (human).

Noun[edit]

menneske n (singular definite mennesket, plural indefinite mennesker)

  1. human, human being

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Usage notes[edit]

Menneske is used in many situations where English would preferentially use person or people; for example, Der var alt for mange mennesker i salen "There were far too many humans in the hall". However, it is not synonymous with person because it is not applied to other sapients (e.g. in a science fiction or fantasy setting).


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

menneske n (definite singular mennesket, indefinite plural mennesker, definite plural menneska or menneskene)

  1. human, human being, man, Homo sapiens; (in plural form also) people

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²mɛnːɛʃə/, /²mɛnːɛskə/

Noun[edit]

menneske n (definite singular mennesket, indefinite plural menneske, definite plural menneska)

  1. human, human being, man, Homo sapiens; (in plural form also) people

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