from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The god of blame and ridicule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The god of mockery and censure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In classical mythology, a son of Night, the god of raillery and censure.
  • n. In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds, of the family Trochilidæ, the type of which is M. idaliæ of Brazil.

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  • n. god of blame and mockery


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  • Before he had died in the bad air of the Bamboo, the Governor had picked the name Momus, after the ancient Earth god of ridicule.

    Elephant Song

  • Nick Currie aka Momus will be performing live daily for free in Chelsea until July 15th.

    Momus Performs Daily in NYC

  • Growing old in, and with, Japan "on the Click Opera blog, Nick Currie (aka Momus) lists several points of what could be" a silver lining to Japan's likely silver age "but concludes that realistically," Japan will get cheaper, smaller, poorer, purer, wiser, more itself. "review [en] of a decade of Japanese music by W. David MARX at Néojaponisme.

    Global Voices Online

  • "Among other complaints, I have pondered the use of the name 'Momus' as an oath, and I see little objection.

    Elephant Song

  • One, by cult musician Momus, is a tongue-in-cheek audioguide to city bus routes tip: don't believe everything you hear.

    (g)Host City: How I found the invisible city

  • On this score, I like what Momus has to say about why he is stopping his own regular blogging.

    Ballardian » Twitter: Defending the Indefensible

  • His mission was to make sure I didn't steal the scene by doing something unfortunate, such as tumbling down the flight of stairs that led from the set's upper level, where most of the supers mingled, to the stars who would be flirting and fighting and dining at the Café Momus below.

    Bravo, to the Rear Stage

  • I prefer French, Italian, Romanian, Jewish (especially Ladino, but more traditional too), Spanish, some German (Cusco and Modern Talking/some of its clones) and some Portuguese music; very little US/UK - Momus mostly

    New Poll: What Kinds Of Music Do You Listen To?

  • Momus (a.k.a. Nick Currie) is writing a book on Scotland.


  • Momus represents an extreme view of that, but there is a cultural relativism at heart at much of this that explicitly comes into conflict with a universalist, structuralist analytical model.

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » The Jimusho System: Part Two


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