Origins of word 'human' I am doing a paper on the origins of the word 'human', and how the meaning has changed throughout history. Any help would be appreciated.
The adjective human derives first of all from the Latin word humanus, meaning "of a man." It, then, became an French word in the Middle Ages, and after the Norman Conquest of 1066, it found its way into Middle English a little later than the time of Geoffrey Chaucer. The Middle English word was humain , which, of course, resembles...
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