See also: mina, minä, and minæ

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  1. plural of mina

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Etymology 1 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
Declension edit

First-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative minae
Genitive minārum
Dative minīs
Accusative minās
Ablative minīs
Vocative minae
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  • Portuguese: ameia

Etymology 2 edit

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  1. inflection of mina:
    1. nominative/vocative plural
    2. genitive/dative singular

References edit

  • minae”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • minae”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • minae in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • minae in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to use threats: minas iacere, iactare
    • (ambiguous) to use threats: minis uti