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Mann

  1. A surname​.
  2. Isle of Man

Alemannic GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, from Proto-Indo-European *mon-. Cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, English man, Icelandic maður, Swedish man, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰 (manna).

NounEdit

Mann m

  1. (Uri) man

ReferencesEdit

  • “Mann” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 67.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, from Proto-Indo-European *mon-. Compare Dutch, West Frisian, and English man, Danish mand.

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NounEdit

Mann m (genitive Mannes or Manns, plural Männer or Mann or Mannen, diminutive Männchen n or Männlein n, female Männin)

  1. man, male human being
    • 2007, Anton Schiefner, edited by Hartmut Walravens, Übersetzungen aus dem tibetischen Kanhjur. Beiträge zur Buddhismuskunde und zur zentralasiatischen Märchenforschung, Harrasowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, p. 25 and 29:
      Da er ihn nicht in der Sonne aber auch nicht im Schatten bringen lassen sollte, befahl er dem Manne, den Topf an die Spitze eines Stockes zu binden und mit einem dünnen Gewande zu bedecken.
      Dem Manne aber sagte er: [...]
  2. husband

Usage notesEdit

  • The normal plural is Männer, which can be used in all contexts and is now used exclusively in contexts other than the following.
  • The unchanged plural Mann is sometimes used after numerals. It means "men" as a measure for size or strength of a group rather than individuals: Mit drei Mann können wir den Schrank heben – "With three people we can lift the cupboard." Military or police personnel, team members, demonstrators and the like are often counted using this unchanged plural. This may actually include women.
  • The plural Mannen is now rare and somewhat poetic. It usually means a group of men, often soldiers, under the command or leadership of somebody: Cäsars Mannen ("Caesar's men"). It is sometimes heard in sports jargon: die Mannen von Trainer XY ("coach XY's men").

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German Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, from Proto-Indo-European *mon-. Cognate to German Mann, Plautdietsch Maun, English man.

NounEdit

Mann m (plural Mannslüd or Mannslüüd or Manns or Mann, depending primarily on dialect)

  1. (in many dialects, including Dithmarsisch, Low Prussian, Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch) man ((adult) male human)
  2. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) short for Ehmann: husband

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  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, →ISBN, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, from Proto-Indo-European *mon-. Cognate with German Mann.

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Mann m (plural Menner, diminutive Mennche)

  1. man
    Ich kenne de Mann net.
    I do not know the man.
    • 2006, Spohr, Familien-Kalender. p. 130:
      Die Kinna wolle, die Fraa will, unn de Mann will nix demit wisse. Unn dann?
  2. husband

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, from Proto-Indo-European *mon-. Cognate with German Mann.

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NounEdit

Mann m (plural Männer)

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, from Proto-Indo-European *mon-. Cognate with German Mann.

NounEdit

Mann m (plural Menner)

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband