human

human (adj.) mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from O.Fr. humain, umain (adj.) "of or belonging to man" (12c.), from L. humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized," probably related to homo (gen. hominis) "man," and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (Cf. Heb. adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with O.Lith. zmuo (acc. zmuni) "man, male person."
As a noun, from 1530s. Its O.E. cognate guma (from P.Gmc. *guman-) survives only in disguise in BRIDEGROOM (Cf. bridegroom). Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, Amer.Eng., apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.

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