Mansuetude definition

mănswĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
Gentleness of manner; mildness.
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Gentleness; tameness.
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(archaic) Gentleness, tameness.
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Origin of mansuetude

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin mānsuētūdō from mānsuētus past participle of mānsuēscere to tame manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots suēscere to accustom s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Via Middle French mansuetude or directly from Latin mansuÄ“tÅ«dō, from mansuÄ“tus, perfect passive participle of mansuÄ“scō (“I tame"), from manus (“hand") + suÄ“scō (“become accustomed").

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