men etymology

English word men comes from Proto-Indo-European *men-, Proto-Indo-European *mony-, Proto-Indo-European *mAnw-, and later Proto-Germanic *mann- ((Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.)

Detailed word origin of men

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*men- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mony- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) withers, crest, mane
*mAnw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) man
*mann- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.
*manniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
menn Old English (ang)
men Middle English (enm)
men English (eng) (collective) (The) people, humanity.

Words with the same origin as men

Descendants of *men-
automatic brain main mainland mansion mental mention min mind mine minor mint minus monastery monitor monk moon moonlight mount mountain moustache my permanent remain summon
Descendants of *mony-
moan moonshine
Descendants of *mAnw-
batman businessman chairman chap chop game gentleman man mankind match matches norman policeman salesman set spoke sunset superman u upset us woman women