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Musical notation for a minim note.

EtymologyEdit

French minime

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minim (plural minims)

  1. (music) A half note, drawn as a semibreve with a stem.
  2. A unit of volume, in the Imperial and U.S. customary systems, 1/60 fluid drachm. Approximately equal to 1 drop, 62 μL or 0.9 grain (weight) of water.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stephenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:
      He thanked me with a smiling nod, measured out a few minims of the red tincture and added one of the powders.
  3. A short vertical stroke used in handwriting.
  4. Anything very minute; applied to animalcula and the like.
    the minims of existence
  5. (zoology) The smallest kind of worker in a leaf-cutter ant colony.
  6. A little man or being; a dwarf.
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost
      These as a line thir[sic] long dimension drew,
      Streaking the ground with sinuous trace;
      not all Minims of Nature; some of Serpent kinde
      Wondrous in length and corpulence []
  7. A small fish; a minnow.
  8. A short poetical encomium.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin minimus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /miˈniːm/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧nim

AdjectiveEdit

minim (comparative minimer, superlative am minimsten)

  1. (dated outside Switzerland) minimal

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English minimumFrench minimeGerman MinimumItalian minimoRussian ми́нимум (mínimum)Spanish mínimo. Regarded as a shortened form of minime.

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minim

  1. least, lowest, minimum
    Antonym: maxim

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minim m (feminine singular minima, masculine plural minims, feminine plural minimes)

  1. least
  2. minimum

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minim

  1. least
    Lo es li minim brav ek li fratros.
    He is the least brave of the brothers.

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