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Etymology

Variety of human.

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Adjective

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  1. With regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.
    It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.

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Latin

Etymology

From hūmānus (humane, noble)

Adverb

hūmānē (comparative hūmānius, superlative hūmānissimē)
  1. humanly, in a human manner.
  2. humanely, kindly, politely; in a humane manner.

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References

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

Swedish

Adjective

humane

  1. definite singular masculine form of human

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