μένος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*men-

From Proto-Hellenic *ménos, from Proto-Indo-European *ménos ‎(mind), from *men- ‎(to think). Cognates include Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬋 ‎(manō) and Sanskrit मनस् ‎(mánas).[1]

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Noun[edit]

μένος ‎(ménosn ‎(genitive μένεος or μένους); third declension

  1. mind
  2. desire, ardor, wish, purpose
  3. anger
  4. courage, spirit, vigor
  5. power, strength, force
  6. violence

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “μένος” in Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 930-931