- “mann” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
- “mann” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo
- Romanization of
Backformation from the comparative manner, from Old High German minniro (“less; fewer”), from Proto-Germanic *minnizô, and/or reinterpretation (as a positive) of Old High German min (“less”), from Proto-Germanic *minniz, adverbial form of the former. Compare the same in Dutch min. The Luxembourgish vocalism is regular through -i- → -a- in closed syllables.
- The positive and comparative forms are indeclinable and cannot be preceded by articles or determiners. The superlative is declined in the normal way.
This adjective needs an inflection-table template.
From Old Norse mann, accusative case of maðr (“man”) (compare the accusative of Icelandic maður). Originally the word only had the sense "human" but later changed to primarily designate an adult male, the original meaning being replaced by words such as menneske and person. Believed to ultimately be from Proto-Germanic *mann-, stemming from the Proto-Indo-European *man- (a root). Cognate with Swedish man, Danish mand, Faroese and Icelandic maður, English man and many others.
- a man (adult male human being)
- Det sitter tre menn og to kvinner i styret. ― There are three men and two women on the board.
- (mostly in regular sayings and idioms) A human being, person
- Den vanlige mann ― The man in the street, the ordinary citizen
- Gå ned med mann og mus ― Be lost with all hands(literally: "Go down with man and mouse")
- A person with certain praiseworthy qualities, often used about males
- Være mann nok for ― Be a man enough for
- Være en mann ― Be a man
- One's husband (see also ektemann)
- Hun mistet mannen sin i en ulykke for tre år siden. ― She lost her husband in an accident three years ago.
- en mann for sitt ord
- i manns minne
- ja, så menn!
- spellemann, spillemann
- “mann” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
From Old Norse mann, accusative case of maðr (“man”) (compare the accusative of the Icelandic maður). Originally the word only had the sense "human" but later changed to primarily designate an adult male, the original meaning being replaced by words such as menneske and person. Believed to ultimately be from Proto-Germanic *mann-, stemming from the Proto-Indo-European *man- (a root). Cognate with Swedish man, Danish mand, Faroese and Icelandic maður, English man and many others.
- man (adult male human being)
- (mostly in regular sayings and idioms) human being, person
- person with certain praiseworthy qualities, often used about males
- husband (see also ektemann)
Historical inflection of mann
Forms in italics are currently considered non-standard. Forms in [brackets] were official, but considered second-tier. Forms in (parentheses) were allowed under Midlandsnormalen. 1Nouns were capitalised for most of the 19th century. 2Form allowed for schoolchildren as of 1910.
- “mann” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
mann m (nominative plural menn)
- Man biþ mann þurh ōðre menn.
- One is a person through other people.
- Wē menn wǣron on wambum ġesmiðode ealdra steorrena.
- We humans were forged in the bellies of ancient stars.
- c. 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English
- Ǣġðer is mann ġe wer ġe wīf.
- A person is either male or female.
- late 10th century, Ælfric, "Midlent Sunday"
- God ġesċōp æt fruman twēġen menn, wer and wīf.
- In the beginning, God created two human beings, a man and a woman.
- late 9th century, King Alfred's translation of The Consolation of Philosophy
- Þā cwæþ hē, "Wāst þū hwæt mann sīe?" Þā cwæþ iċ, "Iċ wāt þæt hit biþ sāwol and līchama."
- Then he said, "Do you know what a person is?" So I said, "I know it's a soul and a body."
- man meaning mankind
- Mann biþ menn wulf.
- Man is a wolf to man.
- Mann is ealra þinga mǣþ.
- Man is the measure of all things.
- (rare or non-literary) man meaning adult male
- the rune ᛗ, representing the sound /m/
- When mann occurred as the last part of a personal name, it was inflected as an a-stem: thus the dative singular of "Ġearumann" (name of a bishop) was "Ġearumanne", not *Ġearumenn. In other compounds it was inflected the same way as when it occurred by itself, i.e. as a consonant stem: þām wīfmenn ("the woman" [dative singular]), not *þām wīfmanne.
- Middle English: mon, man, manne, monne, mæn