See also: men's

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

mens

  1. Misspelling of men's.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mens

  1. (nonstandard, African-American Vernacular) Alternative form of men (plural of man)

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch mens, from Middle Dutch mensche, from Old Dutch mennisko, from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mens (plural mense)

  1. person; human being

PronounEdit

mens

  1. one (indefinite pronoun)
    Synonym: 'n mens

DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse meðan.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

mens

  1. while (during the same time that)
  2. while (although)
  3. whereas

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch mensche, from Old Dutch mennisko, a substantivised form of the adjective *mennisk (human, humanlike), from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛns/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mens
  • Rhymes: -ɛns

NounEdit

mens m (plural mensen, diminutive mensje n)

  1. human, any member of the species Homo sapiens
    De mens is van nature een politiek dier.
    Man is by nature a political animal.
    Ik ben ook maar een mens!
    I'm only human!
  2. person

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: mens
  • Negerhollands: mensch, mens
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: mens

NounEdit

mens n (plural mensen, diminutive mensje n)

  1. (informal, derogatory) woman
    Dat mens werkt me echt op de zenuwen.
    That woman really annoys me.

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mens

  1. inflection of mentir:
    1. first/second-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

LadinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mensis.

NounEdit

mens m (plural mensc)

  1. month

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *mentis, from Proto-Indo-European *méntis (thought). Cognate with Sanskrit मति (matí), αὐτόματος (autómatos), μάντις (mántis), Russian мнить (mnitʹ, to think), Old English ġemynd (whence English mind).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mēns f (genitive mentis); third declension

  1. mind
  2. intellect, reason
  3. reasoning, judgement
  4. heart, conscience (seat of the thoughts and will)
  5. disposition
    Synonyms: indolēs, ingenium, habitus, nātūra, character
  6. thought, plan, purpose, intention
    Synonyms: cōgitātiō, voluntās, intentiō, propositum, cōnsilium, animus, spōns

Usage notesEdit

In Classical Latin, the ablative singular mente was used with a feminine adjective to form a manner adjunct that expressed a person's intent, state of mind:

  • 1st century BCE, Catullus, poem 8, line 11:
    sed obstinātā mente perfer, obdūrā
    but with a resolute mind endure, be firm.
  • 29-19 BCE, Virgil, Aenid, book 4, line 105:
    sēnsit enim simulātā mente locūtam
    for she realized that (she) had spoken with false purpose.

In Late Latin, this construction began to be grammaticalised as a phrasal adverb and extended to other adjectives and uses as well; this process was finalised in Romance, resulting in a generic adverbial suffix (though still unstressed and separable in Spanish when more than one adverb is coordinated).

DeclensionEdit

The declension is identical to the standard I-stem pattern, except with the accusative and ablative singulars using the consonantal endings. Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mēns mentēs
Genitive mentis mentium
Dative mentī mentibus
Accusative mentem mentēs
mentīs
Ablative mente mentibus
Vocative mēns mentēs

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

From the noun itself:

From the ablative mente, used as an adverbial suffix:

ReferencesEdit

  • mens”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • mens”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to attract universal attention: omnium animos or mentes in se convertere
    • to free one's mind from the influences of the senses: sevocare mentem a sensibus (De Nat. D. 3. 8. 21)
    • to be out of one's mind: mente captum esse, mente alienata esse
    • to possess great ability: intellegentia or mente multum valere
    • to grasp a thing mentally: animo, mente, cogitatione aliquid comprehendere, complecti
    • something comes into my mind: mihi in mentem venit alicuius rei
    • to fix all one's thoughts on an object: mentem in aliqua re defigere
    • to think over, consider a thing: agitare (in) mente or (in) animo aliquid
    • with the intention of..: eo consilio, ea mente, ut
    • nothing will ever make me forgetful of him: semper memoria eius in (omnium) mentibus haerebit
    • a man's soul breathes through his writings: alicuius mens in scriptis spirat
    • to upset a person: alicuius mentem turbare, conturbare, perturbare
    • to compose oneself with difficulty: mente vix constare (Tusc. 4. 17. 39)
    • to be calm, self-possessed: mente consistere
    • a good conscience: mens bene sibi conscia
    • to be tormented by remorse: (mens scelerum furiis agitatur)
    • superstition has taken possession of their souls: superstitio mentes occupavit (Verr. 4. 51. 113)
    • (ambiguous) to see with the mind's eye: oculis mentis videre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to be of sane mind: mentis compotem esse
    • (ambiguous) to be of sound mind: sanae mentis esse
    • (ambiguous) to obscure the mental vision: mentis quasi luminibus officere (vid. sect. XIII. 6) or animo caliginem offundere
    • (ambiguous) innate ideas: notiones animo (menti) insitae, innatae
    • (ambiguous) to lose one's composure; to be disconcerted: de statu suo or mentis deici (Att. 16. 15)
    • (ambiguous) to lose one's head, be beside oneself: sui (mentis) compotem non esse
    • (ambiguous) enthusiasm: ardor, inflammatio animi, incitatio mentis, mentis vis incitatior
  • mens”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mens in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • mens”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse meðan

ConjunctionEdit

mens

  1. while

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mens m (definite singular mensen, indefinite plural mens or menser, definite plural mensene)

  1. short for menstruasjon (menstruation), a monthly period.

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

mens m (definite singular mensen, indefinite plural mensar, definite plural mensane)

  1. short for menstruasjon (menstruation), a monthly period.

ReferencesEdit


OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minus.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

mens

  1. less
    Antonyms: mai, pus

Derived termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

mens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of men

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Syncopic form of medans, in turn a colloquial form of medan (while).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

mens

  1. (colloquial) while
    Jag dukar fram frukost mens du duschar.
    I’ll arrange breakfast while you take a shower.
    Synonyms: medan, (colloquial) medans

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of menstruation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mens c

  1. menstruation, period
DeclensionEdit
Declension of mens 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mens mensen
Genitive mens mensens
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of men.
  2. indefinite genitive plural of men.

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mens

  1. people