mina

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

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
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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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A-Pucikwar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Great Andamanese *muən

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. brains
  2. dirt
  3. matter
  4. pus

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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)

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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

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mīna

  1. (transitive) to shoot arrows, to pierce something

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French mine.

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. mine (explosive device)

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. (explosive): mine

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Ese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. size

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *minä, from Proto-Uralic *minä.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

mina (genitive minu, partitive mind)

  1. (personal) I (1st person singular personal pronoun)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used stressed in a sentence; when the pronoun is unstressed, ma is used.

Declension[edit]

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Fanagalo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zulu mina.

Pronoun[edit]

mina

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

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈminɑ/, [ˈminɑ]
  • Rhymes: -inɑ
  • Syllabification: mi‧na

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. (slang) minute

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mina (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mina minat
genitive minan minojen
partitive minaa minoja
illative minaan minoihin
singular plural
nominative mina minat
accusative nom. mina minat
gen. minan
genitive minan minojen
minainrare
partitive minaa minoja
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
Possessive forms of mina (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person minani minamme
2nd person minasi minanne
3rd person minansa

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. third-person singular past historic of miner

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Mina da Perxubeira megalith

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine
  2. barrow

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi.na/, [ˈminə]

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.

References[edit]

  • “mina” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmina]
  • Hyphenation: mi‧na

Etymology 1[edit]

From English myna, from Hindi मैना (mainā)/Urdu مینا(mainā), from Sanskrit मदन (madana).

Noun[edit]

mina (plural, first-person possessive minaku, second-person possessive minamu, third-person possessive minanya)

  1. myna (Sturnidae).
    Synonyms: beo, jalak

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit मीन (mīna).

Noun[edit]

mina (plural, first-person possessive minaku, second-person possessive minamu, third-person possessive minanya)

  1. fish.
    Synonym: ikan

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Arabic مِينَاء(mīnāʾ, port, harbour).

Noun[edit]

mina (plural, first-person possessive minaku, second-person possessive minamu, third-person possessive minanya)

  1. port, harbor.
    Synonym: pelabuhan

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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 noun.

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina

  1. desire; wish
  2. aspiration
  3. longing
  4. appetite

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. to desire
  2. to feel an inclination
  3. to wish
  4. to have a craving for

References[edit]

  • mina” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.



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 min)

  1. to mine

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mina f

  1. definite singular of mine

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mīna or Vulgar Latin *mēna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [miˈnɔ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine

Phuthi[edit]

Verb[edit]

-mina

  1. to roll up, to fold up

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


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]

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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)
Declension[edit]

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 Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • 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. (figurative) fount
  3. mine (explosive)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Either borrowed from Lunfardo or a short form of menina.

Noun[edit]

mina f (plural minas)

  1. (slang, Brazil) girl, gal

Pukapukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

mina

  1. to like, love; be fond of, delight in
    Ko mina au i te tupu o te tamāwine ia.
    I love that girl's face.
    Antonym: veia
  2. to favour, prefer
    Na mina au i te manatunga a te tama ia.
    I prefer that man's suggestion.

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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

Further reading[edit]

  • mina”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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)

Derived 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]

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-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *miñak, 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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