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Ancient GreekEdit


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




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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Further readingEdit

  • μένος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • μένος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • μένος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • μένος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • μένος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • μένος in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.


  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, →ISBN, pages 930-931