- Also Mo·mos [moh-mos] /ˈmoʊ mɒs/. Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule.
- (sometimes lowercase) a faultfinder; a carping critic.
Origin of Momus
Examples from the Web for momus
How funny their tragedy had been, how sad their comedy, Momus only might tell.Meadow Grass
This indeed has been a temple of Bacchus and Momus from time immemorial.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
They agreed to appoint Momus as judge, and to abide by his decision.Aesop's Fables
Schann and two others were arrested, and the next day Momus sold his business.Vie de Bohme
Momus was called upon to decide their merits, but he blamed them all.The Student's Mythology</p>
Catherine Ann White
- Greek myth the god of blame and mockery
- a cavilling critic
Word Origin and History for momus
"humorously disagreeable person," 1560s, from Latin, from Greek Momos, nme of the god of ridicule and sarcasm (Greek momos, literally "blame, ridicule, disgrace," of unknown origin); also used in English as personification of fault-finding and captious criticism.