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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *mey- (small, little).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /měː.ɔːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈmi.on/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈmi.on/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈmi.on/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈmi.on/
  • AdjectiveEdit

    μείων (meíōnm, f (neuter μεῖον); third declension

    1. less
      Antonym: πλείων (pleíōn)
    2. smaller


    Derived termsEdit

    Further readingEdit

    • μείων in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • μείων in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • μείων in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • μείων in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • μείων in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • μείων 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.
      • less idem, page 485.