- mengistu haile mariam,
- meningeal artery
Origin of menial
Examples from the Web for menial
Although I hated the menial tasks the job required, it gave me a window into the power of local government.There’s No Better Test for Millennials than the American City|Michael Tubbs|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or refusing to take on menial work, such as working in a café for example, and instead whining at your parents to pay your rent?
Charles Murray worries that we've made it too easy to be a menial worker.
Prosperity created a situation familiar to Americans and Northern Europeans: some jobs became too menial for Russians.
People get tired of applying for menial jobs and the changes.
Daisy Griggs told me this morning that Mignon said she wouldnt be seen associating with a menial like that Browning girl.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester
He lay there five days, during which we performed every friendly and even every menial office.
They could toil unceasingly, bend their backs to the most menial labor, so long as they toiled upon their own freehold.Nobody's Child|Elizabeth Dejeans
"That would make out a good deal more of the menial in the world than is commonly supposed," laughed Hesper.Mary Marston|George MacDonald
Of course not, my dear Miss Dalton; but shall I commit the precious charge to a menial's hand?The Daltons, Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
Word Origin for menial
late 14c., "pertaining to a household," from Anglo-French meignial, from Old French mesnie "household," earlier mesnede, from Vulgar Latin *mansionata, from Latin mansionem "dwelling" (see mansion). Sense of "lowly, humble, suited to a servant" is recorded by 1670s.
"domestic servant," late 14c., meynyal; see menial (adj.).