from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Memory; remembrance.
  • noun An abbreviation of mineralogy, mineralogical, minimum, minute, minim, and minor.
  • A Middle English form of mine.
  • An abbreviation of minister.
  • Less.
  • noun Mother.
  • To bring to the mind of; remind.
  • To remember.
  • To mention.
  • noun A dialectal or affected form of man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun a dialect of Chinese.
  • proper noun an Egyptian god of procreation.
  • noun An abbreviation for minute, a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour.

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  • noun mathematics minimum function
  • abbreviation Alternative form of min..
  • verb transitive, obsolete To bring to the mind of; remind.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To remember.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To mention.
  • adjective Scotland Less.
  • noun obsolete Memory; remembrance.
  • noun minimum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
  • noun an Egyptian god of procreation
  • noun any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province


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From minute.

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From Middle English minnen, mynnen, from Old Norse minna ("to bring to mind"), from minni ("memory"). See above.

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From Middle English, from Old English min ("less", also "small, mean, evil, vile, harmful"), from Proto-Germanic *minniz (“less”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)mey- (“small, little”). Cognate with Scots min ("less, lesser"), West Frisian min ("small, bad"), Dutch min ("less, small"), Low German minn ("small, low, lean"), German minder ("less"), Icelandic minna ("less"), Latin minus ("less").

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From Middle English, from Old Norse minni ("memory"), from Proto-Germanic *minþijan (“memory, remembrance”), from Proto-Indo-European *men-, *mnā- (“to think”). Cognate with Icelandic minni ("memory"), German Minne ("love"). More at mine.

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Abbreviation of minimum.


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