-men etymology

English word -men comes from Proto-Germanic *mann- ((Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.), Old Norse monu, Proto-Germanic *mainą (Damage, hurt. Unjustice, sin.), Proto-Germanic *mainaz (Mean, damaging, hurtful. Unjust, false.), Old Norse man

Detailed word origin of -men

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mann- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.
monu Old Norse (non)
*mainą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Damage, hurt. Unjustice, sin.
*mainaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mean, damaging, hurtful. Unjust, false.
man Old Norse (non)
mann Old English (ang) Man (adult male). Person, human. The rune ᛗ, representing the sound /m/.
mān Old English (ang)
mane Middle English (enm)
man English (eng) Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man. (Multicultural London English, slang) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.). (historical) [...]
-men English (eng)

Words with the same origin as -men

Descendants of *mann-
batman businessman chairman chap chop congressman fisherman foreman freeman gentleman madman man mankind men mon moon moonlight policeman salesman spoke superman u us woman women
Descendants of monu
cameraman fireman freshman manly
Descendants of *mainą
mean meaning
Descendants of man
gent moan moonshine