manage etymology

English word manage comes from Latin manus, and later Italian mano ((anatomy) hand. Band, company (Boccaccio; v. manus). Round.)

Detailed word origin of manage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
manus Latin (lat) (Old Latin) good (figuratively) bravery, valor. (figuratively) violence, fighting. (legal) an arrest. (legal) legal power of a man over his wife. (military, nautical) grappling hooks used to snare enemy vessels. A side, part, faction. A stake (in dice). A thrust with a sword. Branch of a tree. Group of people. Group, company, host, multitude of people, especially of soldiers. Hand. [...]
mano Italian (ita) (anatomy) hand. Band, company (Boccaccio; v. manus). Round.
*manizo Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I handle.
maneggio Italian (ita) Management, handling. Riding school. Ring, rink. Scheme, ploy.
maneggiare Old Italian (it-oit)
manege Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
*menage Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
menage English (eng)

Words with the same origin as manage

Descendants of manus
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