- languages and literature, esp. those of the classical Greeks and Romans
- the branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations, as distinguished from the sciences: literature, philosophy, history, etc.
Other Word Forms of Humanity
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Humanity
- the humanities
Origin of Humanity
From Middle English humanitye, from Old French humanité, from Latin humanitas (“human nature, humanity, also humane conduct”), from humanus (“human, humane”); see human, humane. The interjection was first used ("Oh, the humanity!") by Herbert Morrison reporting on the Hindenburg disaster.
Middle English humanite from Old French from Latin hūmānitās from hūmānus human human
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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