Μήνη

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *me(n)ses- (moon, month), probably from Proto-Indo-European base *me- (to measure). Cognate with Persian ماه (mâh), Old Armenian ամիս (amis, month), Latin mensis (month), OCS месеци, Latvian: mēnesis, Dutch maan, Welsh mis, Breton miz (month).

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Μήνη (Mḗnē) (genitive Μήνης) f, first declension

  1. The Moon.
    δία Σελήνη, ταυρόκερως Μήνη
    devine Selene, with the horns of the bull
    (Orphic Hymn 8 to Σελήνη)
    Μήσατο δ' άλλην γαίαν απείρατον,
    ήντε Σελήνην αθάνατοι κλήζουσιν,
    επιχθόνιοι δέ τε Μήνην
    He (God) created another endless earth (heavenly body)
    which the immortal (gods) call Selene,
    and they who live on the Earth (call) Μήνη (Mene).
    (Orphic fragment 9 – Procl. in Timaeus)

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