Gr. μέμνων 'donkey, donkey meat': "appellative use of the proper name Memnon as "the firm, steadfast one", because of the proverbial stubbornness of the donkey" (RB). Etymology: of "Greek" (ie., pre-Indo-European) origin (RB). Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "μέμνων 2" in: Etymological Dictionary of Gr.eek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. February 24, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=7420 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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