Min

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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R22
R12
C8

Mnw (established one), passive participle of

mn
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M40

mn (establish)

Proper noun[edit]

Min

  1. An Ancient Egyptian god of fertility and procreation.

Etymology 2[edit]

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From Mandarin (Mǐn, Fujian).

Proper noun[edit]

Min

  1. A river in Fujian, China.
  2. A group of related Chinese languages from Fujian, including Min Nan and Min Dong.
  3. A widely construed ethnic group composed of the speakers of those languages.
  4. Fujian province.
    • 1998, Sucheta Mazumdar, Sugar and Society in China: Peasants, Technology and the World Market, Harvard University Asia Center, page 301:
      [] . They were started by people from Min [Fujian]. Now as a result, the profit is similar to that of Min.”
    • 2007, 钟离图美, Food in China, 五洲传播出版社, pages 18–19:
      In the early 1900s, because of the joining of regional cuisines of Zhe (Zhejiang), Min (Fujian), Xiang (Hunan) and Hui (Anhui) Cuisines, []
    • Angela Schottenhammer, The East Asian “Mediterranean”: A Medium of Flourishing Exchange Relations and Interaction in the East Asian World in 2013, Peter N. Miller, The Sea: Thalassography and Historiography, University of Michigan, page 114:
      [] ; merchant ships from Min province (Fujian) are called “bird ships” []

Etymology 3[edit]

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From Mandarin (Mín).

Proper noun[edit]

Min

  1. A river in Sichuan, China.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Mandarin (Mǐn).

Proper noun[edit]

Min

  1. A male given name
  2. A female given name

Etymology 5[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Min

  1. The Mountain Ok ethnic group of Sandaun, Papua New Guinea.