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Momus

[moh-muh s] /ˈmoʊ məs/
noun, plural Momuses, Momi
[moh-mahy] /ˈmoʊ maɪ/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
1.
Also, Momos
[moh-mos] /ˈmoʊ mɒs/ (Show IPA)
. Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a faultfinder; a carping critic.
Origin
< Latin Mōmus < Greek Mômos, special use of mômos blame, ridicule
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Momus

/ˈməʊməs/
noun (pl) -muses, -mi (-maɪ)
1.
(Greek myth) the god of blame and mockery
2.
a cavilling critic
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Word Origin and History for Momus
n.

"humorously disagreeable person," 1560s, from Latin, from Greek Momos, nme of the god of ridicule and sarcasm (Greek momos, literally "blame, ridicule, disgrace," of unknown origin); also used in English as personification of fault-finding and captious criticism.

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