- 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 minas
Contemporary Examples of minas
So do investigators in Belo Horizonte, a big city in the state of Minas Gerais, where Bruno grew up.Brazil's Soccer Star a Murderer?
July 5, 2010
Historical Examples of minas
"And more costly still to Portugal," croaked the Marquis of Minas.The Snare
Alcibiades had a dog which cost him seventy minas, and was very large and handsome.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
As yet there is no direct road from place to place, but by the shores of the Basin of Minas.Acadia
Frederic S. Cozzens
Minas also produces lead, but this, too, has suffered from considerable neglect.
Minas, to the north of Maldonado, has a population of about sixty thousand.
- 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.