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μένος , εος: impulse, will, spirit, might, courage, martial fury, rage (noble or otherwise), pl. μένεα πνείοντες, ‘breathing might,’ Il. 2.536. A very characteristic Homeric word, with a wide range of application; joined w. θυ_μός, ἀλκή, θάρσος, ψυ_χή, χεῖρες, γυῖα, and w. gen. of names as periphrases for the person, Il. 14.418, Od. 7.167; said of things as well as men and animals, wind, fire, the sun, etc.
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