μη

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See also: μυ and μι

Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μή (mḗ, not)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

μη (mi)  (negating particle)

  1. not
    μη θέλοντας   (not wanting)
    μην καπνίζετε   (do not smoke)
    Μακάρι να μην είχα κάνει τόσα λάθη στη ζωή μου.   (I wish I hadn't made so many mistakles in my life.)
  2. non
    ο μη εργαζόμενος   (the non-employee)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The alternative form μην (min) is used when the following letter is a vowel or a plosive consonant (ie κ, ξ, π, τ, ψ, γκ, ντ, μπ).
  • μην and μη are used with subjunctive verbs, δεν and δε are used with indicative verb forms.

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