μείς

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *méns, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s, itself possibly from *meh₁- (measure). Cognate with Latin mēnsis, Proto-Germanic *mēnô (English moon) and *mēnōþs (English month), Old Armenian ամիս (amis), Old Irish , Proto-Slavic *měsęcь (Russian месяц (mesjac, moon, month)).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

μείς (meísm (genitive μηνός); third declension

  1. month
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 19.114:
      ἣ δ’ ἐκύει φίλον υἱόν, ὃ δ’ ἕβδομος ἑστήκει μείς
      hḕ d’ ekúei phílon huión, hò d’ hébdomos hestḗkei meís
      And she bore a beloved son; and the seventh month was come.
  2. visible part of the moon

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: μήνας (mínas)

ReferencesEdit

  • μείς”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • μείς”, in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • μείς”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • μείς in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • μείς”, in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter