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Etymology 1 edit

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 and manat.

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

Noun edit

mint (plural mints)

  1. A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence.
  2. (informal) A vast sum of money; (by extension) a large amount of something.
    Synonyms: (informal) bundle, (slang) pile, (colloquial) small fortune
    That house is worth a mint.
    It must have cost a mint to produce!
    to make a mint
  3. (figuratively) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
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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.
    • 1914, Wen Pin Wei, chapter IV, in The Currency Problem in China[1], Columbia University Press, →OCLC, page 111:
      For some time past the legal currency in the various Provinces has been insufficient for use. Formerly the two Provinces of Fuchien and Kuangtung minted some large, round copper coins of excellent workmanship that were said, by the people after they were put into circulation, to be convenient.
  2. To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
    • a. 1627 (date written), Francis [Bacon], “Considerations Touching a VVarre vvith Spaine. []”, in William Rawley, editor, Certaine Miscellany VVorks of the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount S. Alban. [], London: [] I. Hauiland for Humphrey Robinson, [], published 1629, →OCLC, page 24:
      Titles [] as may appeare to be easily minted
    • 2022 November 17, Paul Salopek, “A ‘Slow Storytelling’ Writing and Photography Workshop Boosts Conservation in China”, in National Geographic[2]:
      China’s newly minted national parks don’t just safeguard famous keystone species such as Siberian tigers, giant pandas and Hainan gibbons. They are also designed to preserve the shrinking ecosystems that support such iconic wildlife, ranging from sweltering (tropical jungles in the southern province of Hainan to the chilly maple forests of northern Heilongjiang and Jilin Provinces bordering Siberia.
  3. (transitive, cryptocurrencies) To create a crypto token.
    Coordinate term: mine
    • 2021 March 11, Scott Reyburn, “JPG File Sells for $69 Million, as ‘NFT Mania’ Gathers Pace”, in The New York Times[3], →ISSN:
      Beeple’s collaged JPG was made, or “minted,” in February as a “nonfungible token,” or NFT.
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mint (not comparable)

  1. (with condition) Like new.
    in mint condition
    • 2021 March 13, Erin Griffith, “From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound”, in The New York Times[4], →ISSN:
      Trading card sales have taken off, too. The price of mint condition cards on StockX jumped to an average $775 in January from $280 a year ago.
  2. (numismatics) In near-perfect condition; uncirculated.
  3. (philately) Unused with original gum; as issued originally.
  4. (Northern England, especially Manchester, Tyneside, 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. (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, slang) Attractive; beautiful; handsome.
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Etymology 2 edit

 
A mint plant.

From Middle English mynte, from Old English minte (mint plant), from Proto-West Germanic *mintā (mint), 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).

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mint (countable and uncountable, 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. A green colour, like that of mint.
    mint:  
  4. 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 3 edit

From Middle English minten, from Old English myntan (to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve), from Proto-West Germanic *muntijan (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.

Verb edit

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

  1. (intransitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt; take aim.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)
  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)

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

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

Hungarian edit

ed  Table of Correlatives (cf. H. demonstrative adverbs)
question this that same every-/all no- relative some any else
e/i- a/o- ugyan mind(en)- se(m/n)- a- + qu. vala  akár
bár
más
who ki ő u mindenki senki aki v a b m
what mi ez az u u minden semmi ami /
amely
v a b m
which melyik mindegyik
mind
semelyik
egyik sem
amelyik v a b m
how hogy(an)
miként
így úgy u u mindenhogy
mindenhogyan
sehogy(an)
semmiképpen
(a)mint
ahogy(an)
v
v
a b
a b
m/m
m/m
whatlike
what kind
milyen
miféle
ilyen
efféle
olyan
afféle
u u mindenféle semmilyen
semmiféle
amilyen v
v
a b
a b
m
m/m
where hol itt ott u u mindenhol
mindenütt
sehol ahol v a b m
m
from wh. honnan innen onnan u u mindenhonnan sehonnan ahonnan v a b m
to where hova
hová
ide oda u u mindenhova
mindenhová
sehova
sehová
ahova
ahová
v
v
a b
a b
m
m
from
which way
merről erről arról u u mindenfelől semerről amerről v a b m
which way merre
merrefelé
erre
errefelé
arra
arrafelé
u u mindenfelé semerre amerre v a b m
why miért ezért azért u u mindenért semmiért amiért v a b m
how many hány ennyi annyi u u mind
az összes
sehány ahány v a b
how much mennyi semennyi amennyi v a b
wh. extent mennyire ennyire annyira u u (teljesen) semennyire amennyire v a b
what size mekkora ekkora akkora u u (az egész) semekkora amekkora v a b
what time mikor ekkor akkor u u mindig soha/sose(m)
sohase(m)
amikor v a b m
how long
how far
meddig eddig addig u u (végig)* semeddig ameddig v a b
*: Mindeddig/-addig mean “up until this/that point” (= egészen eddig/addig).
Csak following relative pronouns expresses “-ever”, e.g. aki csak (whoever);
is after “any” pronouns emphasizes “no matter”: akármit is (no matter what).
né- (some) forms compounds with few words.

Etymology edit

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

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mint

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

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

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  1. ^ mint in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

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  • (most senses given above): mint in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (as): mint in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

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Etymology 1 edit

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mint

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

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mint

  1. Alternative form of mynt (strike)

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mint

  1. Alternative form of mynten

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mint

  1. past participle of minne

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mint

  1. past participle of mina

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mint

  1. inflection of minți:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person singular present subjunctive