[ moh-muhs ]
/ ˈmoʊ məs /
noun, plural Mo·mus·es, Mo·mi [moh-mahy] /ˈmoʊ maɪ/ for 2. Also Mo·mos [moh-mos]. /ˈmoʊ mɒs/. Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule.
(sometimes lowercase) a faultfinder; a carping critic.
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Origin of Momus
<Latin Mōmus<Greek Mômos, special use of mômos blame, ridicule
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How to use Momus in a sentence
Near Ras Momi, to the east of the island, we discovered a curious form of ancient sepulture.
We settled there for several days, not being able to go nearer Ras Momi for reasons connected with water.
On the western coast there are said to be two, one in Vitongo and the other in Momi.
There is a coral reef nearly all the way from Africa to beyond Ras Momi.
British Dictionary definitions for Momus
noun plural -muses or -mi (-maɪ)
Greek myth the god of blame and mockery
a cavilling critic
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