verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
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ABOUT THIS WORD
What does minish mean?
Where does minish come from?
The first records of the word minish come from around the 1300s. Minish ultimately comes from the Vulgar Latin verb minūtiāre, meaning “to lessen.” The word minute (meaning “small”) is based on a related root.
The word diminish actually comes from a blend of minish and the Anglo-French-derived term diminuen, meaning “to lessen” (from Latin verb dēminuere, “to make smaller”).
Example sentences from the Web for minish
Short our end, and minish our pain; Let us go and never come again.
Among them I used to minish myself to the size of an ant and become a pioneer hewing out a pathway through virgin thickets.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett