mina

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See also: Mina, minä, mīna, and minā

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hindi maina "starling", from Sanskrit madana.

Noun[edit]

mina (plural minas)

  1. The myna bird.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mina, from Ancient Greek μνᾶ (mna, mna). Compare maneh, from Classical Hebrew מָנֶה (mane), as well as maund, ultimately from Arabic مَنّ (mann)

Noun[edit]

mina (plural minas or minae)

  1. (historical) A monetary unit of ancient Greece and the Middle East, originally equivalent to the weight of a mina of silver. [From 15th C.]
    • 1989, C. D. C Reeve, Socrates in the Apology: An Essay on Plato′s Apology of Socrates, page 174,
      What then of the actual fine of thirty minae Socrates proposes? Thirty minae was a large sum, “the equivalent of approximately eight-and-one-half years′ wages," according to one recent estimate (Brickhouse and Smith 1988, 227); enough to buy a libary of three thousand philosophy books, if the price of Anaxogoras′ book is any guide (26d6-e2).
  2. (historical) A unit of weight of varying value used in the ancient Middle East, especially Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Egypt; also an ancient Greek measure of weight equivalent to 1/60th of a talent. [From 16th C.]
    • 1999, Andrew George, translating Gilgamesh, VI:
      Thirty minas of lapis lazuli in a solid block, two minas each their rims, six kor of oil, the capacity of both.
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Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina f (plural mines)

  1. mine (e.g. diamond mine)
  2. mine (explosive)
  3. lead (of pencil)

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural mines)

  1. mine
  2. lead (of a pencil)

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Chickasaw[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mina

  1. always
  2. habitually

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

French mine.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. mine (explosive device).

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina

  1. enamel, painting.
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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. (explosive): mine

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *minä.

Pronoun[edit]

mina (genitive minu, partitive mind)

  1. (personal) I

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. third-person singular past historic of miner

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin.

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural mine)

  1. mine, land mine
  2. lead in pencils
  3. mine which produces ore

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mina

  1. rōmaji reading of みな

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek μνᾶ (mna).

Noun[edit]

mina f (genitive minae); first declension

  1. A Greek weight equal to 100 drachmas
  2. A Greek silver coin equal to 100 drachmas
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mina minae
genitive minae minārum
dative minae minīs
accusative minam minās
ablative minā minīs
vocative mina minae

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

minae f pl (genitive minarum); first declension

  1. projecting points, pinnacles, battlements, parapets
  2. (figuratively) threats, menaces
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Plural
nominative minae
genitive minārum
dative minīs
accusative minās
ablative minīs
vocative minae

Miskito[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. foot

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina

  1. water
  2. rain

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina

  1. nest

Polish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French mine, from Vulgar Latin *mina, from Celtic *meina.

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. mine (exploding device)

Etymology 2[edit]

From French mine, from Breton min (beak, muzzle).

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. face, facial expression
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Portuguese[edit]

mina

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin mina, from Gaulish *mēnā (ore, mine).

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine (place from which ore is extracted)
  2. (figuratively) fount
  3. mine (explosive)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Lunfardo.

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. (slang) (Brazil) girl, "gal"

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mína f (genitive míne, nominative plural míne)

  1. mine (exploding device)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French mine

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine
  2. lead (of a pencil)

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of minar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of minar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of minar.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Lunfardo, probably a contraction of Galician meniña (girl).

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas, masculine mino)

  1. (Chile, Argentina, colloquial) girl or woman
  2. (Argentina, slang) prostitute

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mina

  1. (possessive) Plural of min

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Noun[edit]

mina c

  1. mine; a device intended to explode when stepped upon, touched, or in proximity to a ship or vehicle.

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Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *miñak.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. oil (Petroleum-based liquid)

Warlpiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. nest

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mina (combining stem -mi)

  1. I, me

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