μῆνιγξ

See also: Μῆνιγξ

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

The semantic parallel with words like Latin membrāna (membrane) and Balto-Slavic words like Latvian miesa (flesh), Russian мя́со (mjáso, meat) and Polish mięso (meat), all ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *mems- (flesh, meat), is striking. However, this word cannot be combined with them. The unexplained -ν-, together with the suffix -ιγγ-, clearly points to a Pre-Greek word.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

μῆνῐγξ (mêninxf (genitive μήνῐγγος); third declension

  1. (in general) membrane, cuticle
    1. membrane of the eye
    2. drum of the ear, eardrum
    3. membrane enclosing the brain, dura mater
    4. scum on milk
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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: mēninga
  • New Latin: mēninx

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