μήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Formed by analogy with other nouns in -ην-.

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Noun[edit]

μήν ‎(mḗnm ‎(genitive μηνός); third declension

  1. Attic form of μείς(meís, month)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Particle[edit]

μήν ‎(mḗn)

  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

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