Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The time of new moon; the beginning of the month.
  • noun In antiquity, a festival held at the time of the new moon.
  • noun A genus of animals of disputed characters and affinities, type of a family Neomeniidæ.

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

  • noun The time of the new moon; the beginning of the month in the lunar calendar.

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  • noun The time of the new moon; the beginning of the month in the lunar calendar.

Etymologies

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  • Time of new moon. (From Lucifeous Logolepsy)

    June 8, 2008

  • A suffering lass named Eugenia

    Endured a cyclical neurasthenia.

    She'd fall in a swoon

    Each full of the moon

    And recover at next neomenia.

    March 20, 2015

  • For more on the wretched Eugenia's woes see comments at psychasthenia and xenia.

    December 27, 2016

  • (noun) - In Greek and Jewish antiquities, the time of the new moon, the beginning of the lunar month; also, the festival held at that time. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1908

    January 27, 2018