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Momus

[moh-muh s]
noun, plural Mo·mus·es, Mo·mi [moh-mahy] /ˈmoʊ maɪ/ for 2.
  1. Also Mo·mos [moh-mos] /ˈmoʊ mɒs/. Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule.
  2. (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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Historical Examples of momi

  • On the western coast there are said to be two, one in Vitongo and the other in Momi.

    The Fijians

    Basil Thomson


British Dictionary definitions for momi

Momus

noun plural -muses or -mi (-maɪ)
  1. Greek myth the god of blame and mockery
  2. a cavilling critic
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Word Origin and History for momi

Momus

n.

"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.

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