noun Indian Architecture.
a memorial tower, as a stamba.
Origin of minah2
< Hindi mīnār, apocopated variant of mīnāra; see minaret
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
First recorded in 1760–70, myna is from the Hindi word mainā
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