- hum tone,
- human antihemophilic factor,
- human being,
- human body,
- human capital,
- human chorionic gonadotropin
Origin of human
Examples from the Web for humanness
He was too wildly incomprehensible with his changes from humanness to folly.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
It is the scene that brings the humanness of the great tragedy most closely home to us.Diary of a Pilgrimage|Jerome K. Jerome
But even Angelico had his passionately human side, though it was only the humanness of a nice child.Renaissance Fancies and Studies|Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
So Bella was fain to turn outward in search of nurturing matter whereon to feed her humanness.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
Nor for him the mere æsthetic toying, the dainty piece of colour-work; but poetry that should throb with vitality and humanness.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
- 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.