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meno

[mey-noh; Italian me-naw]
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adverb Music.
  1. less.

Origin of meno

1875–80; < Italian < Latin minus less

meno-

  1. a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “month,” used with reference to menstruation in the formation of compound words: menopause.
Also especially before a vowel, men-.

Origin of meno-

< Greek mēno-, combining form of mḗn month; see moon
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  • The character of Meno, like that of Critias, has no relation to the actual circumstances of his life.

    Meno

    Plato

  • There are no external criteria by which we can determine the date of the Meno.

    Meno

    Plato

  • The place of the Meno in the series is doubtfully indicated by internal evidence.

    Meno

    Plato

  • Unlike the later Platonic Dialogues, the Meno arrives at no conclusion.

    Meno

    Plato

  • In the Phaedo, as in the Meno, the origin of ideas is sought for in a previous state of existence.

    Meno

    Plato


British Dictionary definitions for meno

meno

adverb music
  1. (esp preceding a dynamic or tempo marking) to be played less quickly, less softly, etc
  2. short for meno mosso

Word Origin

from Italian, from Latin minus less

meno-

combining form
  1. menstruationmenorrhagia

Word Origin

from Greek mēn month
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meno in Medicine

meno-

pref.
  1. Menstruation:menarche.
  2. Menses:menorrhagia.
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