（*Mhqumnai=os), a surname of Dionysus, derived, according to some, from Methymna, rich in vines. (Hesych. sub voceVerg. G. 2.20.) Others derived it from μέθν (sweet or wine), as Plutarch (Sympos. 3.2) and Athenaeus (viii. p. 363). [L.S]
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.