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or mens

[menz] /mɛnz/
noun, plural men's.
a range of sizes in even and odd numbers for garments made for men.
a garment in this size range.
the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.
Origin of men's
men + 's1

mens sana in corpore sano

[mens sah-nah in kohr-poh-re sah-noh; English menz sey-nuh in kawr-puh-ree sey-noh] /mɛns ˈsɑ nɑ ɪn ˈkoʊr poʊˌrɛ ˈsɑ noʊ; English mɛnz ˈseɪ nə ɪn ˈkɔr pəˌri ˈseɪ noʊ/
a sound mind in a sound body. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was dead, argues Swift, if he did but know it; but then there is no accounting for some mens ignorance!

    Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers William Edward Winks
  • There would be mens work in England for all the Doggies in England to do.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • It is mens duty towards those whom they love, in such times of sore trial!

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • For types are created by mens wishes—just as men themselves are created.

  • I maun have ye back, lad; I will not be knocking my hands to pieces doing two mens work to please any man.

    The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
  • Presently they could see the flash from the muzzle of the mens guns as they fired.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • For Gods sake, dont breathe a word of that in the mens hearing, Jack.

    Within the Capes Howard Pyle
Word Origin and History for mens

mens sana in corpore sano

c.1600, Latin, literally "a sound mind in a sound body," a line found in Juvenal, "Satires," x.356.

Mens sana in corpore sano is a contradiction in terms, the fantasy of a Mr. Have-your-cake-and-eat-it. No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane. Hitler was the archetype of the abstemious man. When the other krauts saw him drink water in the Beer Hall they should have known he was not to be trusted. [A.J. Liebling, "Between Meals," 1962]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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