מניא

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to מְנָא(mənā, to count, to number). Cognate with Biblical Hebrew מָנֶה(māne).

Noun[edit]

מָנְיָא (manyām (absolute מְנֵא(mənē))

  1. mina
    • Daniel 5:25-26, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וּדְנָה כְתָבָא דִּי רְשִׁים מְנֵא מְנֵא תְּקֵל וּפַרְסִין׃ דְּנָה פְּשַׁר־מִלְּתָא מְנֵא מְנָה־אֱלָהָא מַלְכוּתָךְ וְהַשְׁלְמַהּ׃‎‎
      ūḏənā ḵəṯāḇā dī rəšīm mənē mənē təqēl ūp̄arsīn. dənā pəšar-milləṯā mənē mənā-ʾĕlāhā malḵūṯāḵ wəhašləmah.
      And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE MENE, TEKEL UPHARSIN [a mina, a mina, a shekel, and half-shekels]. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE [mina], God hath numbered thy kingdom, and brought it to an end.