μῆδος

Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *meh₁dos, from Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure, give advice) (whence also μέδω (medō), μήδομαι (mēdomai)). Cognates include Old Armenian միտ (mit).

NounEdit

μῆδος (mēdos) (genitive μήδεος) n, third declension

  1. (only in plural) counsel, plan, art, prudence, cunning

Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain. Has been connected with etymology 1 (compare Old High German gimaht for a similar double meaning), Latin mentula, and with μαδάω (madaō) and Middle Irish mess. Could also be Pre-Greek.

NounEdit

μῆδος (mēdos) (genitive μήδεος) n, third declension

  1. (only in plural) testicle
Alternative formsEdit
  • μέζος (mezos)
InflectionEdit

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Last modified on 13 August 2013, at 13:27