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Dictionary Definition

min

Noun

1 a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile" [syn: minute]
2 any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province [syn: Min dialect, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Amoy, Taiwanese]
3 an Egyptian god of procreation

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English

min

Basque

Noun

min

Danish

Etymology

Old Norse mínn

Pronoun

min

Dutch

Pronunciation

Preposition

min

Esperanto

Etymology

Esperanto first person singular pronoun mi + accusative/objective case ending -n

Pronoun

min (accusative of mi)
  1. me, to me

Pronoun

min

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic

Pronoun

min

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

min
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, mīn, mín, mǐn, or mìn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *minaz, from Indo-European *meino-, from *mei (locative form of *me- ‘me’) + *-no- (adjectival suffix). Cognate with Old Frisian mīn, Old Saxon mīn (Dutch mijn), Old High German mīn (German mein), Old Norse mínn (Swedish min), Gothic 𐌼𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃.

Pronunciation

/mi:n/

Possessive pronoun

  1. my
  2. mine

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *minaz, whence also Old English mīn, Old Norse mínn

Pronoun

mīn

Swedish

Etymology 1

From minut

Abbreviation

min

Etymology 2

Old Norse mínn

Pronoun

min mitt, mina ˈmɪn|lang=sv

Etymology 3

Germanic Miene

Noun

min ˈmiːn|lang=sv

Extensive Definition

Min may refer to:
  • Min (god), an Egyptian fertility god.
  • MiN, a US based hair care company.
  • Menes, an early Egyptian Pharaoh.
  • Minuth, in Judaism.
Chinese
popular culture
  • Min Farshaw, a character in the Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan.

See also

min in Czech: Min
min in German: Min
min in Estonian: Min
min in Esperanto: MIN
min in French: Min
min in Italian: MIN
min in Dutch: Min
min in Japanese: MIN
min in Norwegian: Min
min in Polish: Min
min in Kölsch: MIN (Watt ėßß datt?)
min in Russian: Мин
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