manner

manner
manner (n.) c.1200, "kind, sort, variety," from Anglo-Fr. manere, O.Fr. maniere "fashion, method, manner, way; appearance, bearing; custom" (12c., Mod.Fr. manière), from V.L. *manaria (Cf. Sp. manera, Port. maneira, It. maniera), from fem. of L. manuarius "belonging to the hand," from manus "hand" (see MANUAL (Cf. manual) (adj.)). The French word was borrowed by other Germanic languages, e.g. Du. manier, Ger. manier, Swed. maner.
Meaning "customary practice" is from c.1300. Senses of "way of doing something; a personal habit or way of doing; way of conducting oneself toward others" are from c.1300. Meaning "specific nature, form, way something happens" is mid-14c. Of literature from 1660s. Most figurative meanings derive from the original sense "method of handling" which was extended when the word was used to translate L. modus "method." Phrase manner of speaking is recorded from 1530s. To the manner born ("Hamlet" I iv.15) generally is used incorrectly and means "destined by birth to be subject to the custom."

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