Origin of human
Examples from the Web for half-human
Historical Examples of half-human
Whether awake or asleep, the bird has an uncanny, half-human look.Birds of the Plains
You're a-gittin' no more'n half-human, livin' up hyeh like a catamount.A Cumberland Vendetta
John Fox, Jr.
The people about me are like some uncanny, half-human beings.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
Suddenly he was startled by the half-human cry of the panther, which sounded as if in the treetops right overhead.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
What possible connection had these half-human things with that boyhood recollection?
- kind or considerate
Word Origin for human
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.
see milk of human kindness.