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man, masculine athematic. man; person; husband.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

nominativeman mon mann men menn
accusativeman mon monn men menn
genitivemonnes Mannes monna manna
dativemen menn monnum mannum

This word occurs 195 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of man in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.


Alfred the Great's Preface

Battle of Maldon

Boethius on Fame

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

Dream of the Rood

  • 12 men. men.
  • 82 menn. men.
  • 93 menn. men.
  • 96 mannum. men.
  • 102 mannum. men.
  • 112 man. man.
  • 128 men. men.

Husband's Message

  • 25 monn. man.
  • 44 mon. man.

Life of St Æthelthryth

Lyric for Advent

  • 2 monnum. men.
  • 23 monnes. man's.

Martyrdom of Ælfheah

Ohthere and Wulfstan

Selection of Riddles

  • d8 monnum. men.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

Story of Cædmon


  • 3 monna. of men.
  • 14 monnes. man's.
  • 21 monnes. man's.


Wife's Lament

  • 11 monnes. man's.
  • 42 mon. man.

William the Conqueror

Ælfric on the Book of Job

Exercises and sample sentences

  • manna. of men.
  • men. men.
  • men. men.
  • man. man.
  • mannes. man's.
  • men. men.
  • mannum. men.
  • manna. men's.
  • manna. men's.
  • manna. of men.
  • men. man, husband, person.
  • mannum. men, husbands, persons.
  • manna. of men.
  • men. men.
  • mann. man.
  • men. men.
  • man. man, person.
  • manna. of men.
  • manna. of men.
  • mannes. man's.
  • man. man.
  • mannes. man's.
  • man. man.