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μένος 1 *μάω

I.might, force, strength, prowess, courage, Hom., etc.
2.strength, as implying life, life itself, Il.: life-blood, Soph.
3.rage, passion, μένος ἔλλαβε θυμόν Il.; μένεος φρένες πίμπλαντο id=Il.; μένεα πνείοντες id=Il.:— μένει in dat. violently, furiously, Aesch.
4.the bent, intent, purpose of any one, Τρώων μ. αἰὲν ἀτάσθαλον their bent is aye to folly, Il.
II.μένος is also used in periphr., ἱερὸν μένος Ἀλκινόοιο, i. e. Alcinous himself, Od.; μένος Ἀτρείδαο, Ἕκτορος, etc., Il.

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