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See also: men's

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

mens

  1. Misspelling of men's.

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch mens.

NounEdit

mens (plural mense)

  1. person; human being

DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse meðan.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

mens

  1. while (during the same time that)
  2. while (although)
  3. whereas

Related termsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *mennisko (a human), a substantivised form of the adjective *mennisk (human, humanlike), from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz. Compare German Mensch, Swedish människa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mens n (plural mensen, diminutive mensje n)

  1. person, human
    Ik ben ook maar een mens!
    I'm only human!
  2. (informal) woman
    Dat mens werkt me echt op de zenuwen.
    That woman really annoys me.

NounEdit

mens m (uncountable)

  1. human, man (as a species), humanity
    De mens is van nature een politiek dier.
    Man is by nature a political animal.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mens

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mentir
  2. second-person singular present indicative of mentir
  3. second-person singular imperative of mentir

LadinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mensis.

NounEdit

mens m (plural mensc)

  1. month

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *méntis (thought). Cognates include Ancient Greek μένος (ménos), μιμνήσκω (mimnḗskō), μνήμη (mnḗmē), μανία (manía), μαινάς (mainás), μάντις (mántis), αὐτόματος (autómatos), μανθάνω (manthánō), Sanskrit मति (matí), Russian мнить (mnitʹ, to think), and Old English ġemynd (English mind).

NounEdit

mēns f (genitive mentis); third declension

  1. mind

DeclensionEdit

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mēns mentēs
genitive mentis mentium
dative mentī mentibus
accusative mentem mentēs
mentīs
ablative mente mentibus
vocative mēns mentēs

Usage notesEdit

In most classical Latin, the ablative singular mente was used with a feminine adjective to form a phrasal adverb that expressed a person's state of mind, such as vēlōcī mente (quick-mindedly, with a quick mind):

  • 1st century BCE, Catullus, poem 8, line 11:
    sed obstinata mente perfer, obdura
    but with a resolved mind, endure, hold out.
  • 29-19 BCE, Virgil, Aenid, book 4, line 105:
    sensit enim simulata mente locutam
    for she realized that (she) had spoken with false purpose.

In Late Latin, this construction began to be extended to other adjectives and uses as well, and in Vulgar Latin and the later Romance languages, it became a general adverbial suffix.

  • 8th century, Reichenau Glosses:
    singulariter pro solamente
    singulariter for/instead of solamente

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

From the noun itself:

From the ablative mente, used as an adverbial suffix:


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PrepositionEdit

mens

  1. while

NounEdit

mens m (definite singular mensen; uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of menstruasjon (menstruation).

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Particularly: “split up forms of men and menstruation”

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ConjunctionEdit

mens

  1. (colloquial) while; Contraction of medan.
    Jag dukar fram frukost mens du duschar.
    I’ll arrange breakfast while you take a shower

NounEdit

mens c

  1. Contraction of menstruation.
  2. indefinite genitive singular of men
  3. indefinite genitive plural of men

DeclensionEdit


VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mens

  1. people