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minyan

1

[ Sephardic Hebrew meen-yahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English min-yuhn ]

noun

, Hebrew.
, plural min·yan·im [meen-yah-, neem, min-, yaw, -nim], English min·yans.
  1. the number of persons required by Jewish law to be present to conduct a communal religious service, traditionally a minimum of 10 Jewish males over 13 years of age.
  2. such a group.


Minyan

2

[ min-yuhn ]

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 [] the descendants of Minyas who inhabited Orchomenus in Boeotia and Iolcus in Thessaly.

minyan

/ ˈmɪnjən; minˈjan /

noun

  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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of minyan1

minyān literally, number
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Word History and Origins

Origin of minyan1

literally: number
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Example Sentences

Then he left his home and fled from horse-rearing Argos and came to Minyan Orchomenus.

There was scarcely a Minyan present at the evening services in the Shul.

Date uncertain, but in Boeotia evidence that it ended before rise of 'Minyan' ware.

She stood on the threshold of the house, and looked after her two men starting for a distant Minyan.

"The Minyan is there," and Mattes pointed his finger at the thatched roofs shining in the sunset.

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