(third-person singular simple present manks, present participle manking, simple past and past participle manked)
- (obsolete) To mutilate.
From Middle English manken, from Old English mancian, bemancian (“to maim, mutilate”), of obscure origin. Cognate with Dutch and Middle Low German mank (“lame, defective”), Middle High German manc (“lack, defect”). Perhaps from Latin mancus (“maimed, crippled, frail, incomplete”), from Proto-Indo-European *mank-, *menk- (“maimed, mutilation, torment”).