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meno

[mey-noh; Italian me-naw] /ˈmeɪ noʊ; Italian ˈmɛ nɔ/
adverb, Music.
1.
less.
Origin of meno
1875-1880
1875-80; < Italian < Latin minus less

meno-

1.
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-.
Origin
< Greek mēno-, combining form of mḗn month; see moon
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  • "But my misfortunes are heavier," ended compare meno, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand.

    Under the Shadow of Etna Giovanni Verga
  • Will meno tell him his own notion, which is probably not very different from that of Gorgias? '

    Meno Plato
  • The character of meno, like that of Critias, has no relation to the actual circumstances of his life.

    Meno Plato
  • In a second attempt meno defines virtue to be 'the power of command.'

    Meno Plato
  • meno imperiously insists that he must still have a definition of colour.

    Meno Plato
  • Let meno take the examples of figure and colour, and try to define them.'

    Meno Plato
British Dictionary definitions for meno

meno

/ˈmɛnəʊ/
adverb (music)
1.
(esp preceding a dynamic or tempo marking) to be played less quickly, less softly, etc
2.
short for meno mosso
Word Origin
from Italian, from Latin minus less

meno-

combining form
1.
menstruation: menorrhagia
Word Origin
from Greek mēn month
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meno in Medicine

meno- or men-
pref.

  1. Menstruation: menarche.

  2. Menses: menorrhagia.

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