μήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Formed by analogy with other nouns in -ην-.

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Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μήν ‎(mḗnm ‎(genitive μηνός); third declension mhn men may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek μήν.

  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

References[edit]

  • μήν in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «μήν» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «μήν» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.