Neomenia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neomenia The time of the new moon; the beginning of the month in the lunar calendar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neomenia The time of new moon; the beginning of the month.
    • n neomenia In antiquity, a festival held at the time of the new moon.
    • n neomenia A genus of animals of disputed characters and affinities, type of a family Neomeniidæ. It has been made by Sars a group (Teleobranchiata) of opisthobranchiate mollusks; by Lankester a class (Scolecomorpha) and a superclass (Lipoglossa) of mollusks; by Von Jhering a class or phylum (Amphineura) of worms; and by some writers an order (Neomenioidea) of isopleurous gastropods. N. carinata is a worm-like organism found on the European coast of the North Atlantic, about an inch long, shaped like a pea-pod, of a grayish color with a rosy tint at one end, covered with small spines which give it a velvety appearance, with a retractile pharynx, a manytoothed lingual ribbon, and the mouth reduced to a small ring around the anus, inclosing paired gills. Also called Solenofus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ; ne`os new + mh`n month

Usage

In literature:

Cl, Cloacal or pallial chamber of Neomeniae and Chaetoderma.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
These neomenias thus came to be called the festival of the Bull, of the Ram, the Dog, or the Lion.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
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