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Headword: *mno/wnto
Adler number: mu,1174
Translated headword: they were wooing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were seeking in marriage.
Greek Original:
*mno/wnto: e)mnhsteu/onto.
The headword is the third person plural, unaugmented imperfect form, of the deponent verb mna/omai. It is misquoted here -- as mno/wnto instead of what it should be, mnw/onto -- from Homer, Odyssey 11.288 (web address 1).
See Cunliffe s.v. mna/omai, definition 3.
Other forms of this verb appear at mu 1149 and mu 1177.
Cunliffe, R. J. 1963. A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect. Oklahoma.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; poetry; women
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 4 June 2009@12:00:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 4 June 2009@12:54:59.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 5 June 2009@03:41:12.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@05:40:48.


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