[mey-noh; Italian me-naw]
Origin of meno
1875–80; < Italian < Latin minus less
- 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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“Honestly, just sharing the stage with those two was a high point in my career,” Meno, winningly, told The New York Times.
Meno starts well, introducing the compellingly odd Casper family.
On the acknowledgments page, Meno wrote: “You suck it: Judith Regan.”
In the Phaedo, as in the Meno, the origin of ideas is sought for in a previous state of existence.
The place of the Meno in the series is doubtfully indicated by internal evidence.
Unlike the later Platonic Dialogues, the Meno arrives at no conclusion.
The character of Meno, like that of Critias, has no relation to the actual circumstances of his life.
Suppose now that some one asked you the question which I asked before: Meno, he would say, what is figure?
- (esp preceding a dynamic or tempo marking) to be played less quickly, less softly, etc
- short for meno mosso
from Italian, from Latin minus less
from Greek mēn month
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