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mansuetude

[man-swi-tood, -tyood] /ˈmæn swɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
mildness; gentleness:
the mansuetude of Christian love.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin mānsuētūdō tameness, mildness, equivalent to mānsuē-, base of mānsuēscere to become tame, mild (man(us) hand + suēscere to become accustomed) + -tūdō -tude
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mansuetude

/ˈmænswɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
(archaic) gentleness or mildness
Word Origin
C14: from Latin mansuētūdō, from mansuētus, past participle of mansuēscere to make tame by handling, from manus hand + suescēre to train
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Word Origin and History for mansuetude
n.

"tameness, gentleness, mildness," late 14c., from Latin mansuetudo "tameness, mildness, gentleness," noun of state from past participle stem of mansuescere "to tame," literally "to accustom to the hand," from manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + suescere "to accustom, habituate," from PIE *swdh-sko-, from *swedh- (cf. sodality), extended form of root *s(w)e- (see idiom).

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