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Noun

mann

  1. Accusative singular of of maður.

Icelandic

Noun

mann [[Category:Template:lang:is noun forms|mann]]

  1. Accusative singular of maður.

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse mann, accusative case of maðr (man) (compare the accusative of the Icelandic maður). Originally the word only had the sense "human" but later changed to primarily designate an adult male, the original meaning being replaced by words such as menneske and person. Believed to ultimately be from Proto-Germanic *manwaz, stemming from the Proto-Indo-European root *man-. Cognate with Swedish man, Danish mand, Icelandic and Faroese maður, Old English mann, Modern English man and many others.

Noun

mann m. (definite singular mannen; indefinite plural menn; definite plural mennene)

In Nynorsk: mann m. (definite singular mannen; indefinite plural menn/menner; definite plural mennene)

  1. man (adult male human being)
    Det sitter tre menn og to kvinner i styret - There are three men and two women on the board
  2. (mostly in regular sayings and idioms) A human being, person
    Den vanlige mann = The man in the street, the ordinary citizen
    Gå ned med mann og mus = Be lost with all hands (literally: "Go down with man and mouse")
  3. A person with certain praiseworthy qualities, often used about males
    Være mann for = Be a man enough for
    Være en mann = Be a man
  4. One's husband
    Hun mistet mannen sin i en ulykke for tre år siden = She lost her husband in an accident three years ago

Derived terms

Synonyms

adam, fyr, gubbe, hann, herre, kar, mannfolk, menneske,


Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *mann-, probably from Indo-European though the derivation is problematic. Cognate with Old Frisian man, mon, Old Saxon man, Old High German man (German Mann), Old Norse maðr, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰. The Sanskrit मनु (manu), man) seems to be cognate; some have suggested a common root from an Indo-European base word for mind (possibly from *men- "to think"), though this is by no means universally accepted.

Pronunciation

Noun

mann m.

  1. person, human
  2. man (adult male)
  3. the rune , representing the sound /m/

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative mann menn
accusative mann menn
genitive mannes manna
dative menn mannum


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