mina

mina

1 [mahy-nuh]

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin < Greek mnâ < Semitic; compare Hebrew māneh mina

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mina

2 [mahy-nuh] ,
noun
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mina (ˈmaɪnə)
 
n , pl -nae, -nas
an ancient unit of weight and money, used in Asia Minor, equal to one sixtieth of a talent
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek mnā, of Semitic origin; related to Hebrew māneh mina]

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mina
talking starling of India, see mynah.
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mina

the earliest of all known units of weight, created by the Babylonians and used by the Hittites, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks. Its weight and relationship to its major subdivisions varied at different times and places in the ancient world. In one surviving form, from the Babylonian period, the mina weighs about 640 grams, while in another it weighs 978 grams

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