Origin of meninges
1610–20; < New Latin < Greek mḗninges, plural of mêninx membrane
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Meninx is supposed to be the “land of the lotus-eaters”987 mentioned by Homer.
Girba, formerly Meninx, an island to the south-east of the Lesser Syrtis.Writings in Connection with the Donatist Controversy
Cercina is a group of smaller islands above 50 miles north of Meninx, now called the Karkenna islands.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
Aubrey Stewart & George Long
C17: from Greek, pl of meninx membrane
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Word Origin and History for meninx
plural, 1610s, "the three membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord," from Middle French meninges (1530s) or directly from medical Latin, plural of meninx, from Greek meninx (see meningitis).
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- A membrane, especially one of the three membranes enclosing the brain and spinal cord.
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- The three membranes that enclose the vertebrate brain and spinal cord: the pia mater, arachnoid, and dura mater.
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