μείς

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From Proto-Hellenic *méns, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s, itself possibly from *meh₁- (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)).

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Noun[edit]

μείς (meísf (genitive μηνός); third declension

  1. month
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 19.114
      ἣ δ᾽ ἐκύει φίλον υἱόν, ὃ δ᾽ ἕβδομος ἑστήκει μείς
      hḕ d᾽ ekúei phílon huión, hò d᾽ hébdomos hestḗkei meís
      And she bore a beloved son; and the seventh month was come.
  2. visible part of the moon

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References[edit]

  • μείς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • μείς in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • μείς in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • μείς in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • μείς in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter