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EtymologyEdit

From earlier mensk, from Middle English menske (courtesy, honour), from Old Norse menska (humanity). Cognate with Old English menniscu (the human condition, humanity). More at mennish, mensch.

NounEdit

mense (plural menses)

  1. Property, owndom; possessions.
  2. (Britain, dialectal) manliness; dignity; comeliness; civility

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mense (third-person singular simple present menses, present participle mensing, simple past and past participle mensed)

  1. To adorn, bring honour to; grace.

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AfrikaansEdit

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mense

  1. plural of mens: people

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin mēnsa. Compare the inherited doublet moise, which acquired a technical sense.

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NounEdit

mense f (plural menses)

  1. (archaic) table
  2. Ecclesiastical revenue, especially that of an abbey

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

mense f

  1. plural of mensa

LatinEdit

NounEdit

mēnse

  1. ablative singular of mēnsis

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