See also: μυ, μι, and μή

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GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μή ‎(mḗ, not).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

μη ‎(mi) ‎(negating particle)

  1. not
    μη θέλοντας   (not wanting)
    μην καπνίζετε   (do not smoke)
    Μακάρι να μην είχα κάνει τόσα λάθη στη ζωή μου.   (I wish I hadn't made so many mistakes in my life.)
  2. non
    ο μη εργαζόμενος   (the non-employee)

Usage notesEdit

  • The alternative form μην ‎(min) is used when the following letter is a vowel or a plosive consonant (ie κ, ξ, π, τ, ψ, γκ, ντ, μπ).
  • μην and μη are used with subjunctive verbs, but δεν and δε are used with indicative verb forms.

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