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Day: October 23, 2017

μουνί < monna "my lady"

By: | Post date: 2017-10-23 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

I’d mentioned in the previous post that Italianists, at least, believe that Venetian monín “cunt” derives from Greek μουνί “cunt”, rather than vice versa. We know that the word was current in both Venetian and Greek at the same time, and in fact it had made it into the Mediterranean Lingua Franca, as monín de […]

μουνί < αἱμώνιον

By: | Post date: 2017-10-23 | Comments: 4 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

In Etymologies and attestation of μουνί, I had reviewed the proposed etymologies of Modern Greek μουνί “cunt”. By far the easiest course would have been to derive μουνί from Venetian monín “cunt”; but it turns out that the Venetian word likely originates from the Greek, rather than vice versa. The etymologies I reviewed were listed […]

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