See also: Minga

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pitjantjatjara minga tjuta (ants). Compare emmet.

NounEdit

minga (plural minga)

  1. (Central Australia, derogatory) A tourist, especially one that comes to climb Uluru.
    • 2004, Australia, →ISBN, page 10:
      To have Uluru interpreted by an Anangu guide is far more fulfilling than trailing after the minga, or "ants", as those who show their disrespect by climbing the sacred monolith are called.
    • 2008, Frommer's Australia:
      It's easy to see why local Aborigines refer to these intruders as minga—or little ants.
    • 2009, Rolf Potts, Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer, →ISBN, page 127:
      I, too, have come to central Australia as a minga tjuta, though I'm not here to scale the slopes of Uluru.
    • 2018, Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart:
      At the end of her patrol yesterday arvo, Ruby went into the crater and found a group of minga off track.

AnagramsEdit


BarngarlaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

minga

  1. a shrub growing on the sandy coast, and bearing a pod similar to French beans

NoteEdit

cf. mingga "sore, sick, ill"

ReferencesEdit


Bulu (Cameroon)Edit

NounEdit

minga (plural binga)

  1. woman (adult female human)

GaroEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *r-miŋ (to name, call). Analyzable as /ming-/ + -a.

VerbEdit

minga (transitive)

  1. to name, call by one's personal name (as opposed to one's family name)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Burling, R. (2003) The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo) Vol. II: The Lexicon[1], Bangladesh: University of Michigan, page 234

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

minga

  1. inflection of mingere:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

AnagramsEdit


PitjantjatjaraEdit

NounEdit

minga

  1. ant

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈminɡa/, [ˈmĩŋ.ɡa]

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Quechua mink'a.

NounEdit

minga f (plural mingas)

  1. (South America) collective work

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mentula.

NounEdit

minga f (plural mingas)

  1. (Spain, vulgar) penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pene

Etymology 3Edit

From Italian mica.

InterjectionEdit

minga

  1. (Argentina, slang) no way; fuck off
    Ese juguete es mío. / ¡Minga! El que lo encuentra, se lo queda.That toy is mine. / No way! Finders keepers.

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