- any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens.
- a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species: living conditions not fit for human beings; a very generous human being.
Origin of human being
First recorded in 1855–60
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There are about two or three Omahas who know this medicine, which is called Niacinga makan, Human-being medicine.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))
James Owen Dorsey
- a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child
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