American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The god of blame and ridicule.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology, a son of Night, the god of raillery and censure. He is said to have complained that the man made by Vulcan had not a window in his breast to let his thoughts be seen.
- n. In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds, of the family Trochilidæ, the type of which is M. idaliæ of Brazil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Gr. Myth.) The god of mockery and censure.
- n. god of blame and mockery
“Before he had died in the bad air of the Bamboo, the Governor had picked the name Momus, after the ancient Earth god of ridicule.”
“Nick Currie aka Momus will be performing live daily for free in Chelsea until July 15th.”
“Growing old in, and with, Japan "on the Click Opera blog, Nick Currie (aka Momus) lists several points of what could be" a silver lining to Japan's likely silver age "but concludes that realistically," Japan will get cheaper, smaller, poorer, purer, wiser, more itself. "review [en] of a decade of Japanese music by W. David MARX at Néojaponisme.”
“Among other complaints, I have pondered the use of the name 'Momus' as an oath, and I see little objection.”
“One, by cult musician Momus, is a tongue-in-cheek audioguide to city bus routes tip: don't believe everything you hear.”
“On this score, I like what Momus has to say about why he is stopping his own regular blogging.”
“His mission was to make sure I didn't steal the scene by doing something unfortunate, such as tumbling down the flight of stairs that led from the set's upper level, where most of the supers mingled, to the stars who would be flirting and fighting and dining at the Café Momus below.”
“I prefer French, Italian, Romanian, Jewish (especially Ladino, but more traditional too), Spanish, some German (Cusco and Modern Talking/some of its clones) and some Portuguese music; very little US/UK - Momus mostly”
“Momus (a.k.a. Nick Currie) is writing a book on Scotland.”
“Momus represents an extreme view of that, but there is a cultural relativism at heart at much of this that explicitly comes into conflict with a universalist, structuralist analytical model.”
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