mina

noun

mi·​na ˈmī-nə How to pronounce mina (audio)
: an ancient unit of weight and value equal to ¹/₆₀ talent

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mina was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near mina

Cite this Entry

“Mina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mina. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on mina

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!