The term mean comes from Hispanic Arabic miskin, although its more distant etymological antecedents reach the Akkadian muškēnu. Akkadian was the Semitic language spoken in the Babylonian society and, specifically, it was divided into three groups:
-The amelu, who were the aristocrats.
-The mushkenu, from which the word petty derives. They were free men, but they had fewer rights than the previous ones.
-The Wardu, who were the slaves.
The concept can be used in a derogatory sense to refer to someone who is mean.
For example: “My uncle is a mean man, he is always looking at how to satisfy his needs without spending money”, “It’s frustrating working for someone so mean that they don’t pay their fair share”, “Don’t be mean and buy the child’s toy”.
In addition to the cited words, we cannot ignore that there are others that can also be used as synonyms for mean. We are referring to some such as miser, miserable, stingy, mean, greedy, ignoble, stingy or sordid.
On the contrary, among the terms that function as antonyms, splendid, generous and even liberal stand out.
Beyond the economic, it is described as petty who does not have a noble heart and lacks generosity: “There are mean people who do their best to keep you from progressing in the workplace”, “My father-in-law was always mean, he never helped us”, “Pride makes people mean”.
That or that which shows little ambition or what arises small targets He is also rated petty: “The coach presented a mean approach that did not bear fruit since his team fell by 3 to 0”, “The company needs a commercial manager who dares to make big bets and is not mean”, “A petty project will never allow you to progress”.
Petty, on the other hand, is a injury that appears in the skin as a consequence of a virus. Also called cadillos or warts, the petty ones are caused by an infectious agent that affects the skin area.
The hands, face, feet and genitals are some of the parts of the Body where the petty may appear. To remove them, you can resort to the use of To be Or the cryosurgery.
However, we cannot ignore that there are other treatments that are used to address these skin lesions. Specifically, among the most significant are silver nitrate, radiofrequency, salicylic acid, surgical removal and even electrodesiccation.
In addition, in literature we find different books that have in their title the term that we are addressing. This would be the case of “Guerín, el Mezquino”, which is a work done by A. Da Barberino, or of “Mundo mezquino”. The latter, which is subtitled “Philosophical semiotic art”, is written by Óscar Quezada Macchiavello and comes to carry out an exhaustive analysis of Quino’s stories (1932). This is a cartoonist who has become famous all over the world for creating the comic strip starring Mafalda and that he published between 1964 and 1973.