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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.

myna

or mynah, mina, minah

[mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/
noun
1.
any of several Asian birds of the starling family Sturnidae, especially those of the genera Acridotheres and Gracula, certain species of which have the ability to mimic speech and are kept as pets.
Origin
1760-70; < Hindi mainā
Can be confused
miner, minor, 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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mina

n.

talking starling of India, see mynah.

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