See also: Manner and Männer

English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English maner, manere, from Anglo-Norman manere, from Old French maniere, from Vulgar Latin *manāria, from feminine of Latin manuarius (belonging to the hand), from manus (hand). Compare French manière, Italian mannaia (ax, axe), Portuguese maneira and maneiro (handy, portable), Romanian mâner (handle), and Spanish manera.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

manner (plural manners)

  1. Mode of action; way of performing or doing anything
  2. Characteristic mode of acting or behaving; bearing
    His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.
    • 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond[1]:
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant []
    • 2014 November 14, Blake Bailey, “'Tennessee Williams,' by John Lahr [print version: Theatrical victory of art over life, International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 13]”, in The New York Times[2]:
      [S]he [Edwina, mother of Tennessee Williams] was indeed Amanda [Wingfield, character in Williams' play The Glass Menagerie] in the flesh: a doughty chatterbox from Ohio who adopted the manner of a Southern belle and eschewed both drink and sex to the greatest extent possible.
  3. One's customary method of acting; habit.
    These people have strange manners.
  4. Good, polite behaviour.
    • 1815 December (indicated as 1816), [Jane Austen], chapter 4, in Emma: [], volume I, London: [] [Charles Roworth and James Moyes] for John Murray, →OCLC:
      Harriet was not insensible of manner; she had voluntarily noticed her father’s gentleness with admiration as well as wonder. Mr. Martin looked as if he did not know what manner was.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.
  5. The style of writing or thought of an author; the characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  6. A certain degree or measure.
    It is in a manner done already.
  7. Sort; kind; style.
    All manner of persons participate.
  8. Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.

Synonyms edit

(mode of action): method; style; form; fashion; way

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

Estonian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *mandër. Cognate with Finnish manner, Ingrian mantere, and Ludian mander. Compare also Udmurt мудор (mudor, a mythical creature) and archaic Komi-Zyrian [script needed] (mudör, foundation).

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

manner (genitive mandri, partitive mandrit)

  1. continent
  2. mainland
    Saarlased vahest käivad ka mandril.
    The people of Saaremaa sometimes also go to the mainland.

Usage notes edit

The definition of manner in Estonian includes 6 continents: Africa (Aafrika), Antarctica (Antarktis), Australia (Austraalia), Eurasia (Euraasia), North America (Põhja-Ameerika), and South America (Lõuna-Ameerika).

Declension edit

Declension of manner (ÕS type 3/vaher, d-n gradation)
singular plural
nominative manner mandrid
accusative nom.
gen. mandri
genitive mandrite
partitive mandrit mandreid
illative mandrisse mandritesse
mandreisse
inessive mandris mandrites
mandreis
elative mandrist mandritest
mandreist
allative mandrile mandritele
mandreile
adessive mandril mandritel
mandreil
ablative mandrilt mandritelt
mandreilt
translative mandriks mandriteks
mandreiks
terminative mandrini mandriteni
essive mandrina mandritena
abessive mandrita mandriteta
comitative mandriga mandritega

See also edit

Finnish edit

 
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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *mandër, from Proto-Finno-Permic [Term?] or possibly from Proto-Finnic *maa. Equivalent to *mante +‎ -re. Cognate to Estonian mander and Veps mandreh.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑnːer/, [ˈmɑ̝nːe̞r]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnːer
  • Syllabification(key): man‧ner

Noun edit

manner

  1. mainland (main landmass of a country, continent or sometimes of a group of islands)
    • 1933, Bible, Ezekiel 26:6:
      Sen tytärkaupungit, jotka ovat mantereella, surmataan miekalla, ja he tulevat tietämään, että minä olen Herra.
      Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the Lord.
    • 1916, Anni Swan, Iris rukka [Poor Iris], WSOY:
      Hän kuvitteli mielessään, kuinka Taneli hiihtää mantereelle, ja kuinka uteliaat kaikki olivat näkemään käärön sisällystä.
      She imagined in her mind how Taneli would ski to the mainland and how everybody would be curious to see the contents of the scroll.
  2. (geology) continent
    mannerjalustacontinental shelf
    Määritelmästä riippuen mantereita on neljä, viisi, kuusi tai seitsemän.
    Depending on definition there are four, five, six or seven continents.

Declension edit

Inflection of manner (Kotus type 49*J/askel, nt-nn gradation)
nominative manner
mantere
manteret
mantereet
genitive manteren
mantereen
manterien
mannerten
mantereiden
mantereitten
partitive mannerta
manteretta
manteria
mantereita
illative mantereen
mantereeseen
manteriin
mantereisiin
mantereihin
singular plural
nominative manner
mantere
manteret
mantereet
accusative nom. manner
mantere
manteret
mantereet
gen. manteren
mantereen
genitive manteren
mantereen
manterien
mannerten
mantereiden
mantereitten
partitive mannerta
manteretta
manteria
mantereita
inessive manteressa
mantereessa
manterissa
mantereissa
elative manteresta
mantereesta
manterista
mantereista
illative mantereen
mantereeseen
manteriin
mantereisiin
mantereihin
adessive manterella
mantereella
manterilla
mantereilla
ablative manterelta
mantereelta
manterilta
mantereilta
allative manterelle
mantereelle
manterille
mantereille
essive manterena
mantereena
manterina
mantereina
translative mantereksi
mantereeksi
manteriksi
mantereiksi
abessive manteretta
mantereetta
manteritta
mantereitta
instructive manterin
manterein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of manner (Kotus type 49*J/askel, nt-nn gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mantereni
mantereeni
mantereni
mantereeni
accusative nom. mantereni
mantereeni
mantereni
mantereeni
gen. mantereni
mantereeni
genitive mantereni
mantereeni
manterieni
mannerteni
mantereideni
mantereitteni
partitive mannertani
manterettani
manteriani
mantereitani
inessive manteressani
mantereessani
manterissani
mantereissani
elative manterestani
mantereestani
manteristani
mantereistani
illative mantereeni
mantereeseeni
manteriini
mantereisiini
mantereihini
adessive manterellani
mantereellani
manterillani
mantereillani
ablative mantereltani
mantereeltani
manteriltani
mantereiltani
allative manterelleni
mantereelleni
manterilleni
mantereilleni
essive manterenani
mantereenani
manterinani
mantereinani
translative manterekseni
mantereekseni
manterikseni
mantereikseni
abessive manterettani
mantereettani
manterittani
mantereittani
instructive
comitative manterineni
mantereineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative manteresi
mantereesi
manteresi
mantereesi
accusative nom. manteresi
mantereesi
manteresi
mantereesi
gen. manteresi
mantereesi
genitive manteresi
mantereesi
manteriesi
mannertesi
mantereidesi
mantereittesi
partitive mannertasi
manterettasi
manteriasi
mantereitasi
inessive manteressasi
mantereessasi
manterissasi
mantereissasi
elative manterestasi
mantereestasi
manteristasi
mantereistasi
illative mantereesi
mantereeseesi
manteriisi
mantereisiisi
mantereihisi
adessive manterellasi
mantereellasi
manterillasi
mantereillasi
ablative mantereltasi
mantereeltasi
manteriltasi
mantereiltasi
allative manterellesi
mantereellesi
manterillesi
mantereillesi
essive manterenasi
mantereenasi
manterinasi
mantereinasi
translative mantereksesi
mantereeksesi
manteriksesi
mantereiksesi
abessive manterettasi
mantereettasi
manterittasi
mantereittasi
instructive
comitative manterinesi
mantereinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative manteremme
mantereemme
manteremme
mantereemme
accusative nom. manteremme
mantereemme
manteremme
mantereemme
gen. manteremme
mantereemme
genitive manteremme
mantereemme
manteriemme
mannertemme
mantereidemme
mantereittemme
partitive mannertamme
manterettamme
manteriamme
mantereitamme
inessive manteressamme
mantereessamme
manterissamme
mantereissamme
elative manterestamme
mantereestamme
manteristamme
mantereistamme
illative mantereemme
mantereeseemme
manteriimme
mantereisiimme
mantereihimme
adessive manterellamme
mantereellamme
manterillamme
mantereillamme
ablative mantereltamme
mantereeltamme
manteriltamme
mantereiltamme
allative manterellemme
mantereellemme
manterillemme
mantereillemme
essive manterenamme
mantereenamme
manterinamme
mantereinamme
translative mantereksemme
mantereeksemme
manteriksemme
mantereiksemme
abessive manterettamme
mantereettamme
manterittamme
mantereittamme
instructive
comitative manterinemme
mantereinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative manterenne
mantereenne
manterenne
mantereenne
accusative nom. manterenne
mantereenne
manterenne
mantereenne
gen. manterenne
mantereenne
genitive manterenne
mantereenne
manterienne
mannertenne
mantereidenne
mantereittenne
partitive mannertanne
manterettanne
manterianne
mantereitanne
inessive manteressanne
mantereessanne
manterissanne
mantereissanne
elative manterestanne
mantereestanne
manteristanne
mantereistanne
illative mantereenne
mantereeseenne
manteriinne
mantereisiinne
mantereihinne
adessive manterellanne
mantereellanne
manterillanne
mantereillanne
ablative mantereltanne
mantereeltanne
manteriltanne
mantereiltanne
allative manterellenne
mantereellenne
manterillenne
mantereillenne
essive manterenanne
mantereenanne
manterinanne
mantereinanne
translative mantereksenne
mantereeksenne
manteriksenne
mantereiksenne
abessive manterettanne
mantereettanne
manterittanne
mantereittanne
instructive
comitative manterinenne
mantereinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative manterensa
mantereensa
manterensa
mantereensa
accusative nom. manterensa
mantereensa
manterensa
mantereensa
gen. manterensa
mantereensa
genitive manterensa
mantereensa
manteriensa
mannertensa
mantereidensa
mantereittensa
partitive mannertaan
manterettaan
mannertansa
manterettansa
manteriaan
mantereitaan
manteriansa
mantereitansa
inessive manteressaan
mantereessaan
manteressansa
mantereessansa
manterissaan
mantereissaan
manterissansa
mantereissansa
elative manterestaan
mantereestaan
manterestansa
mantereestansa
manteristaan
mantereistaan
manteristansa
mantereistansa
illative mantereensa
mantereeseensa
manteriinsa
mantereisiinsa
mantereihinsa
adessive manterellaan
mantereellaan
manterellansa
mantereellansa
manterillaan
mantereillaan
manterillansa
mantereillansa
ablative mantereltaan
mantereeltaan
mantereltansa
mantereeltansa
manteriltaan
mantereiltaan
manteriltansa
mantereiltansa
allative manterelleen
mantereelleen
manterellensa
mantereellensa
manterilleen
mantereilleen
manterillensa
mantereillensa
essive manterenaan
mantereenaan
manterenansa
mantereenansa
manterinaan
mantereinaan
manterinansa
mantereinansa
translative manterekseen
mantereekseen
mantereksensa
mantereeksensa
manterikseen
mantereikseen
manteriksensa
mantereiksensa
abessive manterettaan
mantereettaan
manterettansa
mantereettansa
manterittaan
mantereittaan
manterittansa
mantereittansa
instructive
comitative manterineen
mantereineen
manterinensa
mantereinensa

Derived terms edit

Compounds edit

See also edit

References edit

Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[3] (in Finnish), [note: linked online version also includes some other etymological sources], Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN

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Luxembourgish edit

Adjective edit

manner

  1. comparative degree of mann