mina

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See also: Mina, mína, miná, miña, minā, mină, minä, miną, and -mina

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi मैना (mainā)/Urdu مینا(mainā), from Sanskrit मदन (madana).

Noun[edit]

mina (plural minas)

  1. Alternative spelling of myna
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin mina, from Ancient Greek μνᾶ (mnâ, mna). Compare maneh, from Biblical Hebrew מָנֶה(māne), as well as maund.

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 library 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]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mina.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural mines)

  1. mine (excavation from which ore is taken)
  2. mine (device intended to explode when stepped on)
  3. lead (of a pencil)

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mina.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. mine (excavation from which ore is taken)

Chickasaw[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mina

  1. always
  2. habitually

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French mine.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. mine (explosive device)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina

  1. enamel, painting
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. (explosive): mine

Derived terms[edit]


Ese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. size

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *minä.

Pronoun[edit]

mina (genitive minu, partitive mind)

  1. (personal) I

Declension[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈminɑ/, [ˈminɑ]
  • Hyphenation: mi‧na

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. (slang) minute

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mina (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative mina minat
genitive minan minoiden
minoitten
partitive minaa minoita
illative minaan minoihin
singular plural
nominative mina minat
accusative nom. mina minat
gen. minan
genitive minan minoiden
minoitten
minainrare
partitive minaa minoita
inessive minassa minoissa
elative minasta minoista
illative minaan minoihin
adessive minalla minoilla
ablative minalta minoilta
allative minalle minoille
essive minana minoina
translative minaksi minoiksi
instructive minoin
abessive minatta minoitta
comitative minoineen

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. third-person singular past historic of miner

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *minat.

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. to regret, be sorry, deplore; to grieve for something that is lost.
    Mina au i kona puka ʻole ʻana mai ke kula mai.
    I regret she did not graduate from school.
  2. to prize greatly, value greatly, especially of something in danger of being lost.
    He mea mina ʻia ke keiki.
    A child is to be prized.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mina, from Gaulish [Term?], from Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore, metal).

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural mine)

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

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Jamamadí[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. (Banawá) morning

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mina

  1. Rōmaji transcription of みな

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μνᾶ (mnâ).

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

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mina minae
Genitive minae minārum
Dative minae minīs
Accusative minam minās
Ablative minā minīs
Vocative mina minae

References[edit]

  • mina in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mina in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mina in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to use threats: minas iacere, iactare
    • (ambiguous) to use threats: minis uti
  • mina in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mina in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. 3rd person singular past indicative form of mīt
  2. 3rd person plural past indicative form of mīt

Ludian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *minä.

Pronoun[edit]

mina

  1. I

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *minat.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. desire; want; wish; aspiration; longing; appetite
    Tērā tētahi tangata kei te mōhiotia e mātou, he kaha ki te kai paipa i mua tata ake nei, ā, i mea ia e kore rawa e taea e ia te whakarere taua paipa. Engari nā te mate, ka whakapakari ia ki te whakarere. I tino mate ia i te mina a te tuatahi, engari whakamomori tonu, ā, ināianei kua kore rawa taua kai e minaia e ia.
    There is a man we know who was a keen smoker until recently, and he said he would never be able to give up his pipe. But because he was sick, he was determined to stop. He really craved for it at first, but he was desperate and now he no longer desires that substance.

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. to desire; to feel an inclination; to wish; to have a craving for
    Nō Tāneroroa ka hapū, ka mina ki te kiko kararehe, ka tonoa tana tāne, a Uengapuanake ki te patu mai i ngā kurī a Tūrangaimua.
    When Tāneroroa was pregnant she had a craving for animal flesh and sent her husband, Uengapuanake to kill the dogs of Tūrangaimua.

Miskito[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. foot

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

Pronoun[edit]

miná

  1. I, me; first-person singular absolute pronoun.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of mine

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From mine.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

mina (present tense minar/miner, past tense mina/minte, past participle mina/mint, passive infinitive minast, present participle minande, imperative mina/min)

  1. to mine

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. definite singular of mine

References[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. water
  2. rain
  3. waterhole

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. nest

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. mine (exploding device)

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mina f (diminutive minka)

  1. face, facial expression
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • mina in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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)
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Either borrowed from Lunfardo or a short form of menina.

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. (slang, Brazil) girl, gal

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mȋna f

  1. mine (exploding device)

Inflection[edit]

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. mína
gen. sing. míne
singular dual plural
nominative mína míni míne
accusative míno míni míne
genitive míne mín mín
dative míni mínama mínam
locative míni mínah mínah
instrumental míno mínama mínami

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmina/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧na

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French mine.

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine (excavation from which ore is taken)
  2. mine (device intended to explode when stepped on)
  3. lead (of a pencil)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas, masculine mino, masculine plural minos)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

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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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Pronoun: IPA(key): /ˈmiːˌna/
  • Noun: IPA(key): /ˈmiː.na/

Pronoun[edit]

mina

  1. (possessive) Plural of min

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina c

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of mina 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mina minan minor minorna
Genitive minas minans minors minornas

Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *miñak.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. oil (Petroleum-based liquid)

Tsonga[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mina

  1. I, me; first-person singular pronoun.

Warlpiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. nest

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

miná

  1. I, me; first-person singular absolute pronoun.

Inflection[edit]

Stem -mi
Full form miná
Locative kími
Full form miná
Locative kími
Copulative yími
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wámi ówámi
Class 2 bámi ábámi
Class 3 wámi ówámi
Class 4 yámi éyámi
Class 5 lámi élámi
Class 6 ámi áwámi
Class 7 sámi ésámi
Class 8 zámi ézámi
Class 9 yámi éyámi
Class 10 zámi ézámi
Class 11 lwámi ólwámi
Class 14 bámi óbámi
Class 15 kwámi ókwámi
Class 17 kwámi ókwámi

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