minah

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[ mahy-nuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ nə /

noun

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Definition for minah (2 of 3)

minah2
[ mee-nah ]
/ ˈmi nɑ /

noun Indian Architecture.

a memorial tower, as a stamba.

Origin of minah

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< Hindi mīnār, apocopated variant of mīnāra; see minaret

Definition for minah (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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Example sentences from the Web for minah

  • 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