Momus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Momus god of blame and mockery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Momus (Gr. Myth) The god of mockery and censure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Momus In classical mythology, a son of Night, the god of raillery and censure. He is said to have complained that the man made by Vulcan had not a window in his breast to let his thoughts be seen.
    • n Momus In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds, of the family Trochilidæ, the type of which is M. idaliæ of Brazil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Momus mō′mus the god of raillery, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. blame, ridicule, Momus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Mome.

Usage

In literature:

They agreed to appoint Momus as judge, and to abide by his decision.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
Here had been his chance, the chance that he had dreamed of; and Momus, and not Cupid, had presided over it.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
The bourgeois Momus appears, followed by his revellers.
"Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau" by Honore de Balzac
The vintner laughed, too, but Momus would have criticized his laughter.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
The mute Momus presently appeared.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
The next scene is at the Cafe Momus, where Musette appears with a wealthy banker.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
Indeed, how Momus himself could get a seat at that table I can't well comprehend.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
They turned into a cafe in the Rue Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, and bearing on its sign the name of Momus, god of play and pleasure.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
Momus had at last arrived in ancient Deutschland and was feared.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Simon, Ecker, Chery, Leblond, Rigauld, Louis, and Momus were also killed in Senlis.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
Momus found fault with them all.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Blisset, a favourite son of Momus, played the Sheepstealer.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
The second act takes place before the well known Cafe Momus in the Quartier Latin, where Rudolph and Mimi join Schaunard and Marcel.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
So much in the way of alms for Momus.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
The Momus stood near the right bank of the River Seine in rue des Pretres St.-Germain, and was known as the home of the bohemians.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Momus used to make him shake his sides.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
Momus, his companion, is the god of joy and pleasantry, and was the buffoon and satirist of Olympus.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
By Marmaduke Momus, Esq.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Momus was called upon to decide their merits, but he blamed them all.
"The Student's Mythology" by Catherine Ann White
Momus himself could not have made that party smile.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
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In poetry:

At Momus wish bee not amazd;
For if each Christian heart were glazde
With such a window, then each breast
Might bee his owne Evangelist.
"On Fayrford Windowes" by William Strode
I wonder, Momus,
Whether shadows of the dead sit somewhere and look
with deep laughter
On men who play in terrible earnest the old, known,
solemn repetitions of history.
"Momus" by Carl Sandburg
The goddess ended. Merry Momus rose,
With smiles and grins he waggish glances throws,
Then with a noisy laugh forestalls his joke,
Mirth flashes from his eyes while thus he spoke.
"The Fan : A Poem. Book II." by John Gay
Momus is the name men give your face,
The brag of its tone, like a long low steamboat whistle
Finding a way mid mist on a shoreland,
Where gray rocks let the salt water shatter spray
Against horizons purple, silent.
"Momus" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

U.K.'s Momus Offers Custom-Made Songs.
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Momus (Last login: Feb 26th, 2012).
Everything you'd ever want to know about Momus -- the effeminate, eye-patched, Scottish -born composer, singer, and essayist -- is available for your perusal.
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