Dictionary Indo-European Root *men-, *man-

*men-, *man-


being upright, man
(The original root is not 100% clear. Either it's this one, or it's connected to the root of "mean" as in "meaning", with an original sense of "the thinking one".)

Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

being upright, man

It’s also possible that the family ultimately comes from the root *men- (to think), but it’s unclear.

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