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Manussa

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manussa : [m.] a human being.

Manussa [fr. manus, cp. Vedic manuṣya. Connected etym. with Goth. manna=man] a human being, man. The popular etym. connects m. with Manu(s), the ancestor of men, e. g. KhA 123: "Manuno apaccā ti manussā, porāṇā pana bhaṇanti ʻ mana -- ussannatāya manussa ʼ; te Jambudīpakā, Aparagoyānikā, Uttarakurukā, Pubbavidehakā ti catubbidhā." Similarly with the other view of connecting it with "mind" VvA 18: "manassa ussannatāya manussā" etc. Cp. also VvA 23, where manussa -- nerayika, ˚peta, ˚tiracchāna are distinguished. -- Sn 75, 307, 333 sq., 611 sq.; Dh 85, 188, 197 sq., 321; Nd1 97 (as gati), 340, 484 (˚phassa of Sn 964); Vism 312; VbhA 455 (var. clans); DhA i.364. -- amanussa not human, a deva, a ghost, a spirit; in cpds. "haunted," ilke ˚kantāra J i.395, ˚ṭṭhāna Vv 843 (cp. VvA 334 where expld); ˚sadda DhA i.315.

See also; separately amanussa.
   -- attabhāva human existence PvA 71, 87, 122. -- itthi a human woman PvA 48, 154. -- inda lord of men S i.69; Mhvs 19, 33. -- khādaka man eater, cannibal (usually appld to Yakkhas) VbhA 451. -- deva (a) "god of men," i. e. king Pv ii.811; (b) men & gods (?) VvA 321 (Hardy, in note takes it as "gods of men," i. e. brāhmaṇā). -- dhamma condition of man, human state VvA 24.

See also; uttari -- manussa dhamma. -- bhūta as a human, in human form Pv i.112; ii.112. -- loka the world of men Sn 683.

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