mense

mense

[mens] British Dialect.
noun
1.
propriety; discretion.
verb (used with object), mensed, mensing.
2.
to adorn; bring honor to; grace.

Origin:
1490–1500; variant (north) of mensk, Middle English menske courtesy, honor < Old Norse menska humanity, cognate with Old English menniscu literally, the human state; akin to mensch. See man1, -ish1

menseful, adjective
menseless, adjective
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