μῆδος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meh₁dos, from Proto-Indo-European *med-(to measure, give advice) (whence also μέδω(médō), μέδομαι(médomai)). Cognates include Old Armenian միտ(mit).

Noun[edit]

μῆδος (mêdosn (genitive μήδεος); third declension

  1. (only in plural) counsel, plan, art, prudence, cunning
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain. Has been connected with etymology 1 (compare Old High German gimaht for a similar double meaning), Latin mentula, and with μαδάω(madáō) and Middle Irish mess. Could also be Pre-Greek.

Noun[edit]

μῆδος (mêdosn (genitive μήδεος); third declension

  1. (only in plural) testicle
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