[min-yuh n]Classical Mythology
- descended from Minyas.
- being or pertaining to a gray, wheel-thrown pottery produced in ancient Greece during the early part of the Helladic period, c2000 b.c.
- 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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The Minyae were expelled by a Pelasgian tribe who came from Attica.
And so Iphinoe came to the Minyae; and they asked with what intent she had come among them.The Argonautica
The Greeks who accompanied him were, like himself, natives of Thera, and descended partly from the race of the Minyae.
- 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