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
EtymologyOld Norse mínn
Pronounmin (accusative of mi)
- me, to me
Usage notesEnglish 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.
EtymologyCommon 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.
Old High German
Etymology 1From minut
Etymology 2Old Norse mínn
Etymology 3Germanic Miene
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.
- Min Farshaw, a character in the Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan.
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