See also: Μῆδος

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Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

 

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *meh₁dos, from Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure, give advice) (whence also μέδω (médō), μέδομαι (médomai)). Cognates include Old Armenian միտ (mit).

NounEdit

μῆδος (mêdosn (genitive μήδεος); third declension

  1. (only in plural) counsel, plan, art, prudence, cunning
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Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain. Has been connected with etymology 1 (compare Old High German gimaht for a similar double meaning), Latin mentula, and with μαδάω (madáō) and Middle Irish mess. Could also be Pre-Greek.

NounEdit

μῆδος (mêdosn (genitive μήδεος); third declension

  1. (only in plural) testicle
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