The children could not be compared to anything so joyous as satyrs, although they appeared but half-human.
Whether awake or asleep, the bird has an uncanny, half-human look.
Fairies and elves, and other half-human demons, are sometimes regarded as degenerate gods.
You're a-gittin' no more'n half-human, livin' up hyeh like a catamount.
Suddenly he was startled by the half-human cry of the panther, which sounded as if in the treetops right overhead.
What confusion of happy tongues, what half-human chatter and frolic.
They were said to be of half-divine and half-human nature, and sometimes appeared in the guise of mortals.
As he jerked back from the altar, sweeping a paralyzed Naida with him, the ape-men let out gibbering howls, half-human.
But from sunrise to sunset, any torment or painful ingenuity which the half-human mentality of Wolf can devise must be endured.
It is more to the purpose of magic that Columella mentions ‘the half-human mandragora.’
mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from Old French humain, umain (adj.) "of or belonging to man" (12c.), from Latin humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized," probably related to homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (cf. Hebrew adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) "man, male person."
As a noun, from 1530s. Its Old English cognate guma (from Proto-Germanic *guman-) survives only in disguise in bridegroom. Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, American English, apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.