minim

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English[edit]

Musical notation for a minim note.

Noun[edit]

minim (plural minims)

  1. (music) A half note, drawn as a semibreve with a stem.
  2. A unit of volume, in the Imperial and U.S. customary systems, 1/60 fluid drachm. Approximately equal to 1 drop, 62 μL or 0.9 grain (weight) of water.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stephenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:
      He thanked me with a smiling nod, measured out a few minims of the red tincture and added one of the powders.
  3. A short vertical stroke used in handwriting.
  4. Anything very minute; applied to animalcula and the like.
    the minims of existence
  5. A small fish; a minnow.
  6. A little man or being; a dwarf.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  7. A short poetical encomium.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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minim

  1. least

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Adjective[edit]

minim m (plural minims, feminine minima, feminine plural minimes)

  1. least
  2. minimum

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Adverb[edit]

minim

  1. least
    Lo es li minim brav ek li fratros.
    He is the least brave of the brothers.

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