[mey-noh; Italian me-naw]
adverb Music.

1875–80; < Italian < Latin minus less Unabridged


a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “month,” used with reference to menstruation in the formation of compound words: menopause.
Also, especially before a vowel, men-.

< Greek mēno-, combining form of mḗn month; see moon Unabridged
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meno (ˈmɛnəʊ)
1.  (esp preceding a dynamic or tempo marking) to be played less quickly, less softly, etc
2.  short for meno mosso
[from Italian, from Latin minus less]

combining form
menstruation: menorrhagia
[from Greek mēn month]

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meno- or men-

  1. Menstruation: menarche.

  2. Menses: menorrhagia.

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