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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.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||mina - tropical Asian starlings |
starling - gregarious birds native to the Old World
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