mina

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[ mahy-nuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ nə /

noun, plural mi·nae [mahy-nee] /ˈmaɪ ni/, mi·nas.

an ancient unit of weight and value equal to the sixtieth part of a talent.

Origin of mina

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1570–80; < Latin < Greek mnâ < Semitic; compare Hebrew māneh mina

Definition for mina (2 of 3)

mina2
[ mahy-nuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ nə /

noun

Definition for mina (3 of 3)

myna

or my·nah, mi·na, mi·nah

[ mahy-nuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ nə /

noun

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH myna

miner minor myna
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British Dictionary definitions for mina

mina
/ (ˈmaɪnə) /

noun plural -nae (-niː) or -nas

an ancient unit of weight and money, used in Asia Minor, equal to one sixtieth of a talent

Word Origin for mina

C16: via Latin from Greek mnā, of Semitic origin; related to Hebrew māneh mina
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