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1.a month, Hom., etc. In early times the month was divided into two parts, the beginning and the waning (μὴν ἱστάμενος and μὴν φθίνων), Od.: the Attic division was into three decads, μὴν ἱστάμενος (also ἀρχόμενος or εἰσιών), μεσῶν, and φθίνων (or ἀπιών): the last division was reckoned backwards, μηνὸς τετάρτῃ φθίνοντος on the fourth day from the end of the month, Thuc.; Μαιμακτηριῶνος δεκάτῃ ἀπιόντος, i. e. on the 21st, ap. Dem.; but sometimes forwards, as, τῇ τρίτῃ ἐπ᾽ εἰκάδι the three-and twentieth, etc.:— ἐκείνου τοῦ μηνός in the course of that month, Xen.:— κατὰ μῆνα monthly, Ar.; so τοῦ μηνὸς ἑκάστου id=Ar.; or τοῦ μηνός alone, by the month, id.
2.= μηνίσκος, id=Ar.

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