Definition of Momus

1. Noun. God of blame and mockery.

Exact synonyms: Momos
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



Definition of Momus

1. n. The god of mockery and censure.

Definition of Momus

1. a carping person [n -MUSES or -MI]

Medical Definition of Momus

1. The god of mockery and censure. Origin: Gr. Blame, ridicule, Momus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momus

mommy track
mommyblogger
mommybloggers
mommyhood
momo
momoir
momoirs
momos
momot
momots
mompreneur
mompreneurs
moms
momser
momsers
momus (current term)
momuses
momzer
momzerim
momzers
mon-
mona
monachal
monachism
monachisms
monacid
monacidic
monacids
monact
monad

Literary usage of Momus

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1. Curious Questions in History, Literature, Art, and Social Life: Designed as by Sarah Hutchins Killikelly (1886)
"momus. momus, in Greek fable, was the god of mockery and censure, and delighted in finding fault with gods and men. When Neptune, Minerva, and Vulcan strove ..."

2. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1893)
"He tells his gentlemen readers that by his title, " A Fig for momus," he means ... Lodge's first satire in " A Fig for momus" is on the world's dissembling ..."

3. The Art-literature Readers by Eulalie Osgood Grover, Frances Elizabeth Chutter (1909)
"momus, however, being very envious of the handicraft of each, ... Jupiter, indignant at such constant faultfinding, drove momus from his office of judge, ..."

4. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"... Is my grose-headed judge the multitude. JD" Conduit-street. JH ART. XC. A Fig for momus: Containing pleasant varietie, included in Satyres, ..."

5. La Bohème: 4 Acts by Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa (1898)
"So to momus go on. There keep us places; we will follow quickly. (remains still at the window to make sure of his friends going) MARCEL, SCHAUNARD AND ..."

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