μῆνις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /mɛ̂ː.nis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈme.nis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈmi.nis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈmi.nis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈmi.nis/
  • Noun[edit]

    μῆνῐς (mênisf (genitive μήνῐος or μήνῐδος); third declension

    1. rage, wrath, mostly of the wrath of the gods
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.1
        Μῆνιν ἄειδε, θεὰ, Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος
        Mênin áeide, theà, Pēlēïádeō Akhilêos
        • Translation by T.A. Murray
          The wrath sing, goddess, of Peleus' son, Achilles

    Inflection[edit]

    The alternative accusative singular, genitive singular and genitive plural forms with δ are first attested in late antiquity.

    References[edit]

    • μῆνις in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • μῆνις in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • μῆνις in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • μῆνις in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • μῆνις in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • Wilhelm Pape, Handwörterbuch der griechischen Sprache: μῆνις
    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “μῆνις [f.]”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 946