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Μορμώ , όος, contr. οῦς, also Μορμών , όνος, ,
A.she-monster, bogey, dub. in Erinn. in PSI9.1090.51 + 11 (p. xii); used by nurses to frighten children, Luc.Philops.2: generally, bugbear, “ἀπένεγκέ μου τὴν μορμόναAr.Ach.582; “οὐδὲν δεόμεθ᾽ . . τῆς σῆς μορμόνοςId.Pax474 (both times of Lamachus' helmet and crest); φοβεῖσθαι τοὺς πελταστάς, ὥσπερ μορμόνας -ῶνας codd.) “παιδάριαX.HG4.4.17.
II. as an exclamation to frighten children with, boh!, “μορμώ, δάκνει ἵπποςTheoc.15.40; μορμὼ τοῦ θράσους a fig for his courage!, Ar.Eq.693. (Perh. cogn. with Lat.formido, where f is due to dissimilation, cf. μορφή, μύρμηξ.)
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    • Aristophanes, Knights, 693
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 474
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.4.17
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 582
    • Lucian, Philopsuedes sive incredulus, 2
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