Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The moon.
  • noun obsolete A moan.

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  • verb transitive To admonish; advise; explain.
  • noun obsolete Communion; participation; companionship.
  • noun obsolete Sexual intercourse.
  • noun archaic A companion.
  • noun Mind; preference.

Etymologies

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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").

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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”).

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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.

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  • Those etymologies are fun.

    June 10, 2015