Origin of -manship; from (games)manship
- Middle English manshipen — to honor
From Middle English manship (“position of honor; respect; courtesy; manly spirit or conduct; humanity; human condition”), from Old English manscipe (“humanity, courtesy”), equivalent to man + -ship. Cognate with Dutch manschap (“homage, manred, crew”), German Mannschaft (“team, crew, squad, force”), Swedish manskap (“rank, crew”).
Combination of -man and -ship.