[mon-as, moh-nas]

Origin of monas

< Late Latin < Greek monás; cf. monad


  1. a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for monas

Historical Examples of monas

  • Crystal was so young, and she did not know that poor Monas life was doomed.

    Wee Wifie

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • Monas set out on his journey a few days after his arrival at Barugaza.

  • On another night Monas explained their position to his young friends.

  • The Spaniards called them “monas coloradas;” but they are generally known as howling monkeys.

    The Young Llanero

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • So general was once the belief in its portentous nature that Ehrenberg described it under the name Monas Prodigiosa.

British Dictionary definitions for monas


noun plural monades (ˈmɒnəˌdiːz)
  1. another word for monad (def. 1), monad (def. 2)


  1. a W African guenon monkey, Cercopithecus mona, with dark fur on the back and white or yellow underparts

Word Origin for mona

C18: from Spanish or Portuguese: monkey
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Word Origin and History for monas


fem. proper name, from Irish Muadhnait, diminutive of muadh "noble."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper