mina

noun
mi·​na | \ ˈmī-nə How to pronounce mina (audio) \

Definition of mina

: an ancient unit of weight and value equal to ¹/₆₀ talent

First Known Use of mina

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mina

Latin, from Greek mna, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew māneh mina

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“Mina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mina. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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