from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Communion; participation; companionship.
  • n. Sexual intercourse.
  • n. A companion.
  • n. Mind; preference.
  • v. To admonish; advise; explain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The moon.
  • n. A moan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To admonish; advise; explain.
  • Same as moun.
  • n. A Middle English form of moon.
  • n. A Middle English form of moan.
  • n. Mind; preference.
  • n. A companion.
  • n. A Middle English form of money.


From Middle English mone, imone, from Old English gemāna ("community, company, society, common property, communion, companionship, intercourse, cohabitation"), from Proto-Germanic *gamainô (“community”), from Proto-Indo-European *moini- (“common, collective”). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English monien, from Old English monian, manian ("to bring to mind what ought to be done, urge upon one what ought to be done, admonish, warn, exhort, instigate, bring to mind what should not be forgotten, remind, suggest, prompt, tell what ought to be done, teach, instruct, advise, claim, demand, ask of a person, remember"), from Proto-Germanic *manōnan (“to admonish”), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian mania ("to admonish"), Dutch manen ("to admonish"), German mahnen ("to remind, admonish, urge"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English mone, alteration (affected by monien ("to admonish")) of *mine ("mind"), from Middle English minen, mynen, munen, from Old English ġemynan, ġemunan ("to remember"). More at mind. (Wiktionary)



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  • Those etymologies are fun.

    June 10, 2015