Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Alternative spelling

⟨mi2na⟩ → */mʷina//mina/

From Old Japanese.

Appears in the Nihon Shoki (720 CE).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

みな (mina

  1. everyone, everybody
  2. all, everything
Usage notes edit

Especially for the first sense, usually suffixed with the honorifics さん (-san, polite) or さま (-sama, formal) when addressing a group.

Derived terms edit
Idioms edit
Proverbs edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

For pronunciation and definitions of みな – see the following entry:

(The following entry is uncreated: .)

Etymology 3 edit

Other various kanji spellings.

Proper noun edit

みな (Mina

  1. 美奈, 美娜, 実奈, 実名: a female given name

References edit

  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  4. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Old Japanese edit

Noun edit

みな (mi2na)

  1. : everybody, everyone