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minah1

[mahy-nuh]
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noun
  1. myna.

minah2

[mee-nah]
noun Indian Architecture.
  1. a memorial tower, as a stamba.

Origin of minah2

< Hindi mīnār, apocopated variant of mīnāra; see minaret

myna

or my·nah, mi·na, mi·nah

[mahy-nuh]
noun
  1. any of several Asian birds of the starling family Sturnidae, especially those of the genera Acridotheres and Gracula, certain species of which have the ability to mimic speech and are kept as pets.

Origin of myna

First recorded in 1760–70, myna is from the Hindi word mainā
Can be confusedminer minor myna
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Examples from the Web for minah

Historical Examples

  • Every magpie, minah, and wattle-bird within a mile joins in the clamour.

    The Book of the Bush

    George Dunderdale

  • The Indian minah, after becoming common, is said to be retreating before the English starling.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves