μένος

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*men-

From Proto-Hellenic *ménos, from Proto-Indo-European *ménos ‎(mind), from *men- ‎(to think). Cognates include Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬋 ‎(manō) and Sanskrit मनस् ‎(mánas).[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

μένος ‎(ménosn ‎(genitive μένεος or μένους); third declension

  1. mind
  2. desire, ardor, wish, purpose
  3. anger
  4. courage, spirit, vigor
  5. power, strength, force
  6. violence

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “μένος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 930-931
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