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Ancient Greek


From Proto-Hellenic *ménos, from Proto-Indo-European *ménos ("mind"), from *men- ("to think"). Cognates include Avestan ?(man?) and Sanskrit ? (mánas).[1]




o (ménosn (genitive or ); third declension

  1. mind
  2. desire, ardor, wish, purpose
  3. anger
  4. courage, spirit, vigor
  5. power, strength, force
  6. violence


Derived terms

  • (Alkamén?s)
  • (dusmen?s)
  • (Euthumén?s)
  • ? (Eumén?s)
  • ? (Eumenídes)
  • ? (Idomén?)
  • (Hippomén?s)
  • (Ménandros)
  • (Menél?os)
  • (Menésth?s)
  • (Menésthios)
  • ? (Menípp?)
  • (Ménippos)
  • (menoeik?s)
  • (Menoikeús)
  • (Menoítios)
  • (Tisamenós)
  • (hupermen?s)

Related terms

  • (meneaín?)
  • (menoiná?)
  • (autómatos)

Further reading

  • in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek-English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.


  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), "", in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, ->ISBN, pages 930-931

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