Minyan

[min-yuh n]Classical Mythology
adjective
  1. descended from Minyas.
  2. being or pertaining to a gray, wheel-thrown pottery produced in ancient Greece during the early part of the Helladic period, c2000 b.c.
noun
  1. Minyans. Also Min·yae [min-yee] /ˈmɪn yi/. the descendants of Minyas who inhabited Orchomenus in Boeotia and Iolcus in Thessaly.
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minyan

noun plural minyanim (minjaˈnim) or minyans
  1. the number of persons required by Jewish law to be present for a religious service, namely, at least ten males over thirteen years of age

Word Origin for minyan

literally: number
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