Open main menu
See also: μεν


Ancient GreekEdit


  This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.




μέν (mén) (discourse particle)

  1. on the one hand, while, whereas (often left untranslated)
  2. (before other particles) accordingly, and so

Usage notesEdit

The main instance of the word is used to show that the word or clause with which it is attached answers to a following word or clause introduced by δέ or another equivalent particle (the particle may often be implied).