the essential quality of mankind; that which constitutes man ...1660 obs.
from Latin homo, homin-em (man), after deity
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1660 - see EXAMPLE below
"...inasmuch as they participate of the Idea of Greatness or Littleness, &c, The like of Man himself, for many individual Men are such by participation of the Idea of Man, (as if we should say Homineity) which hath a permanent Subsistence, whereas particular Men are in perpetual Fluxion and Mutation..."
From: The History of Philosophy: Containing the Lives, Opinions, Actions and Discourses of the Philosophers of Every Sect
- Thomas Stanley