Variant form of human, now preserved in specialized senses.
- Having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate.
- It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.
- As methods of execution go, beheading is more humane than drawing and quartering.
- Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.
- obsolete spelling of
with regard for the health and well-being of another
- Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, 1989
- inflected form of
From hūmānus (“humane, noble”)
- Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)