- an ancient unit of weight and value equal to the sixtieth part of a talent.
Origin of mina1
or my·nah, mi·na, mi·nah
- 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
Examples from the Web for minae
Historical Examples of minae
But he commends Evenus for teaching virtue at such a 'moderate' rate as five minae.
Let thirty minae be the penalty; for which sum they will be ample security to you.
We can't all afford necklaces and rugs and two minae presents.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
Do you say that a mistress was purchased for Philolaches for thirty minae?
Has he given forty minae, too, to this person, to be as a deposit?
- an ancient unit of weight and money, used in Asia Minor, equal to one sixtieth of a talent
Word Origin for mina
talking starling of India, see mynah.