Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A varying unit of weight or money used in ancient Greece and Asia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of several different sturnoid passerine birds of India and countries further east.
  • noun A unit of weight and of value, originally Assyrian, but used also by the Greeks and other ancient peoples.
  • noun A genus of plants of the family Convolvulaceæ, closely related to Ipomœa and Quamoclit. Mina lobata of the gardens, a native of Mexico, is a twining herb with cordate 3-lobed leaves and small flowers in scorpioid clusters, the bag-shaped corolla of which is a rich crimson when it first opens, but changes to yellow.

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

  • noun An ancient weight or denomination of money, of varying value. The Attic mina was valued at a hundred drachmas.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See myna.

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  • noun The myna bird.

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  • noun tropical Asian starlings

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, from Greek mnā, from Akkadian manû, a unit of weight, from manû, to count; see mnw in Semitic roots.]

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From Hindi maina "starling", from Sanskrit madana.

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From Latin mina, from Ancient Greek μνᾶ ("mna"). Compare maneh, from Classical Hebrew מָנֶה ("mane"), as well as maund, ultimately from Arabic مَنّ ("mann")

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    March 3, 2007