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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: mĭnt, IPA(key): /mɪnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English mynt, münet (money, coin), from Old English mynet (coin), from late Proto-West Germanic *munit, from Latin monēta (place for making coins, coined money), from the temple of Juno Moneta (named for Monēta mother of the Muses), where coins were made. Doublet of money, which came through Old French, and manat.

The verb is from the noun; Old English mynetian (to mint) is a parallel formation.

NounEdit

mint (plural mints)

  1. A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence.
  2. (informal) A large amount of money. A vast sum or amount, etc.
    That house is worth a mint
    It must have cost a mint to produce!
    to make a mint
    Synonyms: bundle, pile
  3. (figurative) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
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VerbEdit

mint (third-person singular simple present mints, present participle minting, simple past and past participle minted)

  1. (transitive) To reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence.
  2. To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
    • 1623, Francis Bacon, A Discourse of a War with Spain
      titles [] as may appear to be easily minted
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AdjectiveEdit

mint (not comparable)

  1. (with condition) Like new.
    in mint condition.
  2. (numismatics) In near-perfect condition; uncirculated.
  3. (philately) Unused with original gum; as issued originally.
  4. (Britain, slang) Very good.
    • 2014, Holly Hagan, Not Quite a Geordie:
      And my God, what a house it was – it was mint! In all my life I had never set foot in such a beautiful place.
  5. (Britain, slang) Attractive; beautiful; handsome.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
A mint plant.

From Old English minte (mint plant), from Proto-West Germanic *mintā, from Latin menta, probably from a lost Mediterranean language either through Ancient Greek μίνθη (mínthē), μίνθα (míntha) or directly. Akin to Old Norse minta (mint).

NounEdit

mint (plural mints)

  1. Any plant in the genus Mentha in the family Lamiaceae, typically aromatic with square stems.
  2. The flavouring of the plant, either a sweet, a jelly or sauce.
  3. Any plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae.
  4. A green colour, like that of mint.
    mint:  
  5. A mint-flavored candy, often eaten to sweeten the smell of the breath.
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mint (not comparable)

  1. Of a green colour, like that of the mint plant.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English minten, from Old English myntan (to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve), from Proto-Germanic *muntaną, *muntijaną (to think, consider), from Proto-Indo-European *men-, *mnā- (to think). Cognate with Saterland Frisian mintsje, muntsje (to aim, target), Dutch munten (to aim at, target), German Low German münten (to aim at), German münzen (to aim at), Dutch monter (cheerful, gladsome, spry), Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐍃 (muns, thought, opinion), Old English munan (to be mindful of, consider, intend). More at mind.

VerbEdit

mint (third-person singular simple present mints, present participle minting, simple past and past participle minted)

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  1. (intransitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt; take aim.
  2. (transitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt, endeavor; to take aim at; to try to hit; to purpose.
  3. (intransitive, chiefly Scotland) To hint; suggest; insinuate.

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mint (plural mints)

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  1. (provincial, Northern England, Scotland) Intent, purpose; an attempt, try; effort, endeavor.

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mint

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of minnen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of minnen

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Lexicalization of mi (what?) +‎ -n (case suffix) +‎ -t (locative suffix).[1]

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ConjunctionEdit

mint

  1. (comparison of things with a quality present at different degrees) than
    A kastély nagyobb, mint a kutyaház.The castle is bigger than the dog-house.
    Synonyms: -nál/-nél, -tól/-től (dialectal)
  2. (comparison of things with a quality present at the same degree) as …… as
    Olyan nagy a házam, mint a tiéd.My house is as big as yours.
    Synonyms: amint, akár (literary), akárcsak (literary)
  3. (comparison of things with some similar quality) like
    Olyan ez a ház, mint egy kastély.This house is like a castle.
    Synonyms: amint, akár (literary), akárcsak (literary)
  4. (somewhat formal, pointing at a comparable feature at a different instance) as
    Mint mondtam, ő nem tud ma eljönni.As I said, he cannot come today.
    Synonyms: amint, ahogy, ahogyan
  5. (stating someone's capacity in a situation) as
    János mint zsűritag vett részt az eseményen.János took part in the event as a member of the jury.
    Synonyms: -ként, -képp/-képpen, -ul/-ül

Usage notesEdit

In the context of comparison, mint starts a new clause, so a comma is needed before it.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • (most senses given above): mint in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • (as): mint in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

mint

  1. Alternative form of mynte (mint (plant))

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mint

  1. Alternative form of mynt (strike)

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

mint

  1. Alternative form of mynten

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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mint

  1. past participle of minne

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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mint

  1. past participle of mina

RomanianEdit

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mint

  1. first-person singular present indicative of minți
  2. third-person singular present indicative of minți
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of minți