From Middle English mankinde, mankende, mankunde, mankuinde, alteration (due to kinde, kunde (“kind, nature, sort”)) of earlier mankin, mankun, mancun (“mankind”), from Old English mancynn; equivalent to man + kin, and/or man + -kind. Cognate with Scots mankind, Middle High German mankünne, Danish mandkøn, Swedish mankön, Icelandic mannkyn (“mankind”). See also mankin.
Audio (US) (file)
- The human race in its entirety.
- Men collectively, as opposed to all women.
- (Can we [[:Category:Requests for quotation/Bible, Leviticus xviii. 22|find and add]] a quotation of Bible, Leviticus xviii. 22 to this entry?)[[Category:Requests for quotation/Bible, Leviticus xviii. 22|mankind]]
- (obsolete) Human feelings; humanity.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
- See also Wikisaurus:humankind
- (all men): womankind
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.