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

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

mina (plural minas)

  1. Alternative spelling of myna
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
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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.

NounEdit

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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AsturianEdit

 
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NounEdit

mina f (plural mines)

  1. mine (e.g. diamond mine)
  2. mine (explosive)
  3. lead (of pencil)

Derived termsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 termsEdit

Further readingEdit


ChickasawEdit

AdverbEdit

mina

  1. always
  2. habitually

Crimean TatarEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French mine.

NounEdit

mina

  1. mine (explosive device)

Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

mina

  1. enamel, painting
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary][1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8

CzechEdit

NounEdit

mina f

  1. (explosive): mine

Derived termsEdit


EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *minä.

PronounEdit

mina (genitive minu, partitive mind)

  1. (personal) I

DeclensionEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mina

  1. third-person singular past historic of miner

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

mina f (plural mine)

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

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mina

  1. Rōmaji transcription of みな

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek μνᾶ (mnâ).

NounEdit

mina f (genitive minae); first declension

  1. A Greek weight equal to 100 drachmas
  2. A Greek silver coin equal to 100 drachmas
InflectionEdit

First declension.

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

minae f pl (genitive minārum); first declension

  1. projecting points, pinnacles, battlements, parapets
  2. (figuratively) threats, menaces
InflectionEdit

First declension.

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

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

mina

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

LudianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *minä.

PronounEdit

mina

  1. I

MiskitoEdit

NounEdit

mina

  1. foot

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

mina m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of mine

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

mina f

  1. definite singular of mine

PitjantjatjaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

mina

  1. water
  2. rain
  3. waterhole

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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

mina

  1. nest

PolishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

mina f

  1. mine (exploding device)

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

mina f (diminutive minka)

  1. face, facial expression
DeclensionEdit

PortugueseEdit

 
mina

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

mina f (plural minas)

  1. mine (place from which ore is extracted)
  2. (figuratively) fount
  3. mine (explosive)
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Either borrowed from Lunfardo or a short form of menina.

NounEdit

mina f (plural minas)

  1. (slang, Brazil) girl, gal

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mína f (genitive míne, nominative plural míne)

  1. mine (exploding device)

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French mine.

NounEdit

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 termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

mina f (plural minas, masculine mino)

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

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

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.

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

mina

  1. (possessive) Plural of min

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

mina c

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

DeclensionEdit

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

TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *miñak.

NounEdit

mina

  1. oil (Petroleum-based liquid)

WarlpiriEdit

NounEdit

mina

  1. nest

ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

miná

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

InflectionEdit

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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