Why "werman" (OldEnglish man as male) became simply Man (human) and "wifman" (OldEnglish man as female) became woman?
Man in English (man, human) Homme in French (man, human) Mann in German (man, human) Homo in Latin (man, human)
What in history influenced this formation of language? I know it's called androcentrism. But I would like to understand what in history formed the concept of man (human) as a man (male). Why did these common words for both sexes, meaning “human,” narrow down to the concept of “man” (male)?
Did the Bible influence this (spread texts about the first man as a man (male) into the languages that were then being formed), or did the language already exist like this before the Bible? Or were languages formed independently of the Bible? And so it was formed simply because of wars and patriarchy?