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n. pl. mi·nas or mi·nae (-nē)
A varying unit of weight or money used in ancient Greece and Asia.

[Latin, from Greek mnā, from Akkadian manû, a unit of weight, from manû, to count; see mnw in Semitic roots.]


n, pl -nae (-niː) or -nas
1. (Units) an ancient unit of weight and money, used in Asia Minor, equal to one sixtieth of a talent
2. (Currencies) an ancient unit of weight and money, used in Asia Minor, equal to one sixtieth of a talent
3. (Historical Terms) an ancient unit of weight and money, used in Asia Minor, equal to one sixtieth of a talent
[C16: via Latin from Greek mnā, of Semitic origin; related to Hebrew māneh mina]



(ˈmaɪ nə)

n., pl. -nas or -nahs.
any of various Asian birds of the starling family, esp. of the genera Acridotheres and Gracula, certain species of which have the ability to mimic speech when kept as pets.
[1760–70; < Hindi mainā]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mina - tropical Asian starlingsmina - tropical Asian starlings    
starling - gregarious birds native to the Old World
Acridotheres tristis, crested myna - dark brown crested bird of southeastern Asia
grackle, Gracula religiosa, hill myna, Indian grackle - glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
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At first he only scolded and grumbled these things; but yesterday he told me that I should take Mina for a wife, and settle down in a cabin with her, or he would sell me down river.
Loss of money might be an evil, but then he has none to give; perhaps he can make up a mina.
I shall enter here some of my notes, as they may refresh my memory when I talk over my travels with Mina.
If this book should ever reach Mina before I do, let it bring my goodbye.
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