- Archaic. a group or suite of attendants, followers, dependents, etc.
- Scot. Archaic. a multitude; crowd.
Origin of meiny
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Examples from the Web for meiny
Uta, the noble dame, and all her meiny mourned bitterly the stately man.
Then Kriemhild spied the margravine standing with her meiny.
Most lovingly Rudeger's daughter with her meiny went to welcome the queen.
Whether it were helm or buckler, 'twas all brought forth to them by their meiny.
Helca's meiny, that aforetime waited on their mistress, passed many a happy day thereafter at Kriemhild's side.
- a retinue or household
- Scot a crowd
C13: from Old French mesnie, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāta (unattested), from Latin mansiō a lodging; see mansion
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