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Headword: Μῶν
Adler number: mu,1332
Translated headword: surely not?
Vetting Status: high
[sc. The same as] ἆρα .[1] It signifies an interrogative conjunction. For the [verb] μῶσθαι [means] "to seek."[2]
Greek Original:
Μῶν: ἆρα. σημαίνει σύνδεσμον ἐπιζητητικόν. τὸ γὰρ μῶσθαι ζητεῖν.
Same entry in Photius (mu648 Theodoridis).
[1] From μὴ οὖν : LSJ entry at web address 1; cf. mu 1333. For ἆρα see e.g. alpha 3730, alpha 3731.
[2] The particle is not, in fact, derived from the verb μῶμαι (for which see mu 1346 and web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 27 April 2009@20:24:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 28 April 2009@01:01:22.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 April 2009@03:25:10.
David Whitehead (added primary note) on 28 May 2013@05:01:37.


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