Origin of minim
Examples from the Web for minim
In such a case, the third minim adds nothing to the duration of the bar, as some conductors seem to imagine.The Orchestral Conductor|Hector Berlioz
He knew to a minim how much brandy had evaporated since his last survey of the sideboard.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley|Louis Tracy
It is not exactly Greek music, Mr. Minim, that you are giving us for our Aristophanic choruses.Gryll Grange|Thomas Love Peacock
Pernitrate of iron in from 10 to 30 minim doses is a valuable remedy.
It is to be given in ten to twenty minim doses, largely diluted.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for minim
Word Origin for minim
Word Origin and History for minim
mid-15c., in music, from Latin minimus "smallest, least; minute, trifling, insignificant;" of time, "least, shortest, very short;" of age, "youngest;" as a noun, "least price, lowest price" (see minimum). Calligraphy sense is from c.1600.