The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: mens

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Entry definition

mens etymology From odt *mennisko, a substantivised form of the adjective *mennisk, from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz. Compare German Mensch, Swedish människa. Obsolete Dutch spelling: mensch. pronunciation
  • /mɛns/
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  1. person, human Ik ben ook maar een mens! I'm only human!
  2. (informal) woman Dat mens werkt me echt op de zenuwen. That woman really annoys me.
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  1. human, man (as a species), humanity De mens is van nature een politiek dier. Man is by nature a political animal.
Synonyms: (person) persoon, (woman) sekreet, wijf

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