μήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s, a suffixed form of an ultimate root *me- (measure). Cognate with Latin mensis, Proto-Germanic *mēnan- (English moon, month), Old Armenian ամիս (amis), Old Irish , Proto-Slavic *měsęcь (Russian месяц (mesjac, moon, month)).

Noun[edit]

μήν (mḗn) (genitive μηνός) m, third declension

  1. month
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Particle[edit]

μήν (mēn)

  1. used to strengthen statements: surely, truly, definitely
  2. (after other particles)
    1. (ἦ μήν) absolutely
    2. (καὶ μήν) used to introduce something new or convey affirmation
    3. (αλλὰ μήν) yet truly, on the other hand
    4. (οὐ μήν) certainly not
    5. (μήτε μήν) not even
  3. (after interrogatives, τί μήν) of course, naturally
  4. (after a negative) applies an adversative force