Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

Uncertain. Solmsen compares μόλις to μῶλος (môlos, turmoil, fight), as well as to μέλλω (méllō, to be about to do, to hesitate), but Beekes considers the former phonetically problematic due to the root vocalism, and the latter semantically uncompelling.

Pronunciation edit

 

Adverb edit

μόλις (mólis)

  1. only just
  2. hardly, scarcely, barely

Descendants edit

  • Greek: μόλις (mólis)

Further reading edit

Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek μόλις (mólis).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo.lis/
  • Hyphenation: μό‧λις

Adverb edit

μόλις (mólis)

  1. barely
  2. just

Conjunction edit

μόλις (mólis)

  1. as soon as, once