menneske

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛnəskə/, [ˈmɛnn̩sɡ̊ə], [ˈmɛnsɡ̊ə]

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish mænneskæ, borrowed from Old Saxon mennisko, from Proto-West Germanic *manniskō, cognate with German Mensch, Dutch mens (Swedish människa and late Old Norse manneskja are also borrowed from Old Saxon). The noun is derived form the Germanic adjective *manniskaz (human), compare Old Norse menskr, Old English mennisc, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (mannisks). This adjective is derived from the noun *mann- (man, human) (Danish mand).

NounEdit

menneske n (singular definite mennesket, plural indefinite mennesker)

  1. human, human being, man (a member of the species Homo sapiens or related prehistoric species of the genus Homo)
  2. person, people (individuals of all genders and ages)
    Der var alt for mange mennesker i salen
    There were far too many people in the hall

InflectionEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse manneskja (human being), related to mennskr (human), either from Old Saxon mennisk, mennisko (human being) or from Old Frisian manniska, menneska (human being), both from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz (human being), from *mann- (human being, person, man), from Proto-Indo-European *mon- (man, human being) or *men- (to think, mind, spiritual activity) + *-iskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos (suffix).

NounEdit

menneske n (definite singular mennesket, indefinite plural mennesker, definite plural menneska or menneskene)

  1. human, human being, man, Homo sapiens; (in plural form also) people

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /²mɛnːɛʃə/, /²mɛnːɛskə/ (example of pronunciation)

NounEdit

menneske n (definite singular mennesket, indefinite plural menneske, definite plural menneska)

  1. human, human being, man, Homo sapiens; (in plural form also) people

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