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mina1

[mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/
noun, plural minae
[mahy-nee] /ˈmaɪ ni/ (Show IPA),
minas.
1.
an ancient unit of weight and value equal to the sixtieth part of a talent.
Origin of mina1
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin < Greek mnâ < Semitic; compare Hebrew māneh mina

mina2

[mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/
noun
1.
myna.
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mina

/ˈmaɪnə/
noun (pl) -nae (-niː), -nas
1.
an ancient unit of weight and money, used in Asia Minor, equal to one sixtieth of a talent
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek mnā, of Semitic origin; related to Hebrew māneh mina
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Word Origin and History for mina
n.

talking starling of India, see mynah.

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