Associations to the word «Mina»


MINA, noun. The myna bird.
MINA, noun. (historical) A monetary unit of ancient Greece and the Middle East, originally equivalent to the weight of a mina of silver. [From 15th C.]
MINA, noun. (historical) A unit of weight of varying value used in the ancient Middle East, especially Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Egypt; also an ancient Greek measure of weight equivalent to 1/60th of a talent. [From 16th C.]

Dictionary definition

MINA, noun. Tropical Asian starlings.

Wise words

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