mense

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier mensk, from Middle English menske (courtesy, honour), from Old Norse menska (humanity). Cognate with Old English menniscu (the human condition, humanity). More at mennish, mensch.

Noun[edit]

mense (plural menses)

  1. Property, owndom; possessions.
  2. (Britain, dialect) manliness; dignity; comeliness; civility

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Verb[edit]

mense (third-person singular simple present menses, present participle mensing, simple past and past participle mensed)

  1. To adorn, bring honour to; grace.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

mense

  1. plural of mens: people

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mēnsa. Compare the inherited doublet moise, which acquired a technical sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mense f (plural menses)

  1. (archaic) table
  2. Ecclesiastical revenue, especially that of an abbey

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mensis (month).

Noun[edit]

mense (plural menses)

  1. month

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mense f

  1. plural of mensa

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mēnse

  1. ablative singular of mēnsis