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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Vulgar Latin *minuus, having the same root as minuō (I make smaller, I diminish).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmen.no/
  • Rhymes: -enno
  • Hyphenation: mén‧no

AdjectiveEdit

menno (feminine singular menna, masculine plural menni, feminine plural menne) (literary)

  1. castrated, impotent
    Synonym: impotente
    Antonym: virile
  2. (by extension) effeminate
    Synonym: effeminato
    Antonyms: mascolino, virile
  3. (figuratively) ineffective, incapable
    Synonyms: fiacco, inefficace, rammollito
    Antonyms: efficace, forte

NounEdit

menno m (plural menni)

  1. eunuch
  2. (by extension) effeminate
  3. (figuratively) An ineffectual man.

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ReferencesEdit

  • menno in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana