Man etymology


English word Man comes from Proto-Indo-European *men-, Proto-Indo-European *mony-, Proto-Indo-European *mAnw-, Old Norse monu, Old Norse man, Proto-Germanic *mainą (Damage, hurt. Unjustice, sin.), Proto-Germanic *mainaz (Mean, damaging, hurtful. Unjust, false.)

Etymology of Man

Detailed word origin of Man

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*men- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*mony- Proto-Indo-European (ine) withers, crest, mane
*mAnw- Proto-Indo-European (ine) man
monu Old Norse (non)
man Old Norse (non)
*mainą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Damage, hurt. Unjustice, sin.
*mainaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mean, damaging, hurtful. Unjust, false.
mān Old English (ang)
*mann- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.
mann Old English (ang) Man (adult male). Person, human. The rune ᛗ, representing the sound /m/.
mane Middle English (enm)
men English (en) (collective) (The) people, humanity.
Man English (en) (poetic) Humankind in general.. The genus Homo.

Words with the same origin as Man

Descendants of *mony-


Descendants of *mAnw-

foreman game man mon sunset upset woman

Descendants of monu

fisherman mankind

Descendants of man


Descendants of *mainą