(Mam"mo*thrept) n. [Gr. grandmother + to nourish.] A child brought up by its grandmother; a
spoiled child. [R.]
O, you are a more mammothrept in judgment.B. Jonson.
(Mam"my) n.; pl. Mammies A child's name for mamma, mother.
(||Mam"zer) n. [Heb. mámzr.] A person born of relations between whom marriage was forbidden
by the Mosaic law; a bastard. Deut. xxiii. 2
(Man) n.; pl. Men [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel.
maðr, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man
to think, and E. mind. &radic104. Cf. Minx a pert girl.]
1. A human being; opposed to beast.
These men went about wide, and man found they none,R. of Glouc.
But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one.
The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me.Shak.
2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown- up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
When I became a man, I put away childish things.I Cor. xiii. 11.
Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man.Dryden.
3. The human race; mankind.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion.Gen. i.
The proper study of mankind is man.Pope.
4. The male portion of the human race.
Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties.Cowper.
5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of
any kind. Shak.
This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elementsShak.
So mixed in him that Nature might stand
And say to all the world "This was a man!"
6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
Like master, like man.Old Proverb.
The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord,
professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor.Blackstone.
7. A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience,
or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose!