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mina

[ mahy-nuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ nə /
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Definition of mina

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.
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Origin of mina

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