PRONUNCIATION: (MAN-swi-tood, -tyood)

MEANING: noun: Gentleness; meekness.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin mansuescere (to make tame: to accustom to handling), from manus (hand) + suescere (to become accustomed). Ultimately from the Indo-European root man- (hand), which is also the source of manual, manage, maintain, manicure, maneuver, manufacture, manuscript, command, manque, amanuensis, legerdemain, and mortmain


MARSUETUDE - oxymoron: a meek god of war

MANSUEDUDE - one guy takes another guy to court

MANSETUDE - it's not just a house, it's a whole estate