mina

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

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing 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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Borrowing 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 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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Anagrams[edit]


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]

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)

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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 966-7980-89-8

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

Anagrams[edit]


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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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mina

  1. Rōmaji transcription of みな

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[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
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Italic *(eks)menā (projection), *menā, from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to stand out). See Latin minor, mōns, mentum.

Noun[edit]

minae f pl (genitive minārum); first declension

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

First declension.

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

Derived terms[edit]

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mina”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • 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

Miskito[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. foot

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of mine

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. definite singular of mine

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina

  1. water
  2. rain
  3. waterhole

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mina

  1. nest

Polish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. mine (exploding device)

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mina f (diminutive minka)

  1. face, facial expression
Declension[edit]

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]

Either a borrowing 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]

mína f (genitive míne, nominative plural míne)

  1. mine (exploding device)

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Borrowing 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

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]

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)

Warlpiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. nest

Zulu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

Pronoun[edit]

miná

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

Inflection[edit]

Stem -mi
Full form miná
Locative kumi
Full form miná
Locative kumi
Copulative yimi
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wami owami
Class 2 bami abami
Class 3 wami owami
Class 4 yami eyami
Class 5 lami elami
Class 6 ami awami
Class 7 sami esami
Class 8 zami ezami
Class 9 yami eyami
Class 10 zami ezami
Class 11 lwami olwami
Class 14 bami obami
Class 15 kwami okwami
Class 17 kwami okwami

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