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Min

Translingual

Symbol

min

  1. (mathematics) minimum function
  2. minute in International System of Units

English

Etymology 1

From minute.

Noun

min (plural mins)

  1. Alternative form of min.
    Dinner's ready, darling! - Be there in a min!

Etymology 2

From Middle English min, from Old English min ("less; small, mean"), from Proto-Germanic *minniz ("less"), from Proto-Indo-European *mey- ("small, little"). Cognate with Scots min ("less, lesser"), West Frisian min ("small, bad"), Dutch min ("less, small"), Low German minn ("small, low, lean"), German minder ("less"), Icelandic minna ("less"), Latin minus ("less").

Alternative forms

Adjective

min (comparative more min, superlative most min)

  1. (obsolete or Britain dialectal, Scotland) less
    • Le Bone Florence (late 1300s)
      The more and the minne

Etymology 3

From Middle English min, minne, from Old Norse minni ("memory"), from Proto-Germanic *gaminþij? ("memory, remembrance"), from Proto-Indo-European *men- ("to think"). Related to Icelandic minni ("memory"), German Minne ("love"). More at mine.

Noun

min (plural mins)

  1. (obsolete) Memory; remembrance.
    • 1875, Joshiah Gilbet Holland, Sevenoaks
      [...] and faith I've done that same and found me min; [...]

Etymology 4

From Middle English minnen, mynnen, from Old Norse minna ("to bring to mind"), from minni ("memory"). See above.

Verb

min (third-person singular simple present mins, present participle minning, simple past and past participle minned)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to bring to the mind of; remind
  2. (transitive, obsolete) to remember
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to mention

Etymology 5

Abbreviation of minimum.

Noun

min (plural mins)

  1. minimum
    He's gotta be at least 60, min!
    Antonym: max

Translations

Anagrams


Arigidi

Pronoun

min

  1. me, first person singular pronoun, as object

References

  • B. Oshodi, The HTS (High Tone Syllable) in Arigidi: An Introduction, in the Nordic Journal of African Studies 20(4): 263-275 (2011)

Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *min?, from Latin minor. Compare Romanian mâna, mân.

Verb

min (third-person singular present indicative minã, past participle minatã)

  1. I move

Related terms


Asturian

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Pronoun

min

  1. me (as the object of a preposition)

Azerbaijani

Other scripts
Cyrillic
Roman min
Perso-Arabic

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bï? ("thousand"). Cognate with Old Turkic (bï?), (bi?), Old Uyghur mynk (mï?, "thousand"), Turkish bin ("thousand"), Bashkir (meñ, "thousand"), etc.

Pronunciation

Numeral

min

  1. thousand

Declension


Basque

Noun

min

  1. pain

Cornish

Alternative forms

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

min f (singulative minen)

  1. kids (young goats)

Crimean Tatar

Noun

min

  1. defect, fault

Danish

Abbreviation

min or min.

  1. Abbreviation of minimal.
  2. Abbreviation of minimum.
  3. Abbreviation of minut.

Etymology

From Old Norse mínn, from Proto-Germanic *m?naz ("my"), genitive of *ek ("I").

Pronunciation

Pronoun

min (neuter mit, plural mine)

  1. mine 1.st person singular possessive pronoun
  2. my 1.st person singular possessive adjective

See also


Domari

Etymology

Borrowed from Arabic ?(min).

Pronunciation

Preposition

min

  1. from

References

  • Matras, Yaron (2012) A Grammar of Domari (Mouton Grammar Library)‎[1], Walter de Gruyter, ->ISBN, page 172

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /m?n/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: min
  • Rhymes: -?n

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch minne, from minnemoeder.

Noun

min f (plural minnen, diminutive minnetje n)

  1. wetnurse
  2. maid, especially a nursemaid
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch min, from Old Dutch min.

Preposition

min

  1. minus
    Synonym: minus

Adjective

min

  1. (obsolete) Comparative form of weinig; less, fewer.
Derived terms

Adjective

min (comparative minder, superlative minst)

  1. few, little, less common synonym of weinig.
  2. opprobrious, unpleasant

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

min

  1. first-person singular present indicative of minnen
  2. imperative of minnen

Elfdalian

Etymology

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Preposition

min

  1. with

Esperanto

Etymology

Esperanto first person singular pronoun {{m|eo|mi|| + accusative/objective case ending -n

Pronunciation

Pronoun

min

  1. accusative of mi
    Li batis min! - He hit me!
  2. myself
    Mi vidas min. - I see myself.

Finnish

Noun

min

  1. Abbreviation of minuutti.

Galician

Pronoun

min

  1. oblique of eu

Guayabero

Noun

min

  1. water

References

  • Randall Q. Huber, Robert B. Reed, Comparative vocabulary (1992), page 48; also ASJP (min); contrast ?estmír Loukotka, ?Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 149, which has minta

Hungarian

Etymology

mi +‎ -n

Pronunciation

Pronoun

min

  1. superessive singular of mi
    Min dolgozol? - What are you working on?

Ido

Pronunciation

Adverb

min

  1. less
    Antonym: plu

Irish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Irish men, min ("flour, meal; fine powder, dust").

Noun

min f (genitive singular mine)

  1. meal
  2. powdered matter
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective

min

  1. inflection of mion:
    1. vocative/genitive masculine singular
    2. (archaic) dative feminine singular

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
min mhin not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Japanese

Romanization

min

  1. R?maji transcription of

Kurdish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

min

  1. I
  2. me
  3. my, mine

Kwanka

Noun

min

  1. water

Further reading


Latvian

Verb

min

  1. 3rd person singular present indicative form of min?t
  2. 3rd person plural present indicative form of min?t
  3. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of min?t
  4. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of min?t

Verb

min

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of m?t
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of m?t
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of m?t
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of m?t
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of m?t
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of m?t

Livonian

Pronoun

min

  1. genitive/dative singular of min?

Maia

Noun

min

  1. comb

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic (man), dialectal Arabic ?(m?n)

Pronoun

min

  1. who (interrogative)

Derived terms


Mandarin

Romanization

min (Zhuyin ?)

  1. Pinyin transcription of ?

min

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mín.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of m?n.

Usage notes

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

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From Cantonese ? (min)

Noun

min

  1. noodle

References

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen - English - Français

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch min, from Proto-Germanic *minniz.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

min

  1. less
    Antonym: mêe

Alternative forms

Adverb

min

  1. less, to a smaller degree
    Antonym: mêe

Alternative forms

Further reading

  • "min (I)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • "min (II)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • "min (I)", in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old English m?n ("my, mine"), from Proto-Germanic *m?naz ("my, mine", pron.) (genitive of *ek ("I")), from Proto-Indo-European *méynos ("my; mine").

Pronunciation

Determiner

min (nominative I)

  1. First-person singular genitive determiner: my

Usage notes

min is usually used before a vowel and h-, while mi is usually used before a consonant other than h-, much as with Modern English an/a.

Descendants

  • English: mine (determiner)
  • Scots: mine (determiner)

Pronoun

min (nominative I)

  1. First-person singular genitive pronoun: mine

Descendants

  • English: mine (pronoun)
  • Scots: mine (pronoun)

References


Middle High German

Etymology

From Old High German m?n, from Proto-Germanic *m?naz.

Determiner

mîn

  1. my, mine

Descendants


Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /'mi:n/

Pronoun

m?n

  1. accusative/genitive of mii ("we")

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse minn.

Pronunciation

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Determiner

min m (feminine mi, neuter mitt, plural mine)

  1. my, mine

See also

References

  • "min" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse minn. Akin to English mine.

Pronunciation

Determiner

min m (feminine mi, neuter mitt, plural mine)

  1. my, mine

See also

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

Verb

min

  1. imperative of mina

References

  • "min" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Novial

Adverb

min

  1. less
    Antonym: plu
    Coordinate term: tam

Usage notes

  • Used to form the negative comparative form of adjectives.

See also


Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *m?naz.

Determiner

m?n

  1. my
  2. mine

Inflection

Descendants

Further reading

  • "m?n", in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *m?naz, from Proto-Indo-European *méynos, from *mei (locative form of *me- ("me")) + *-no- ("adjectival suffix"). Cognate with Old Frisian m?n, Old Saxon m?n (Dutch mijn), Old High German m?n (German mein), Old Norse mínn (Swedish min), Gothic (meins).

Pronunciation

Determiner

m?n

  1. my
Declension
Descendants
  • Middle English: min

Pronoun

m?n

  1. genitive of i?: mine, of me

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *minniz ("small"), from Proto-Indo-European *min- ("small"). Akin to Old High German minniro ("smaller") (German minder), Old Norse minni ("smaller") (Icelandic minni, minnr), Gothic ? (minniza, "younger"), ? (mins, "young"), Latin minor ("smaller").

Pronunciation

Adjective

min

  1. small
Derived terms
Descendants

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *m?naz, whence also Old English m?n, Old Norse mínn.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

m?n

  1. my
  2. mine

Inflection

Old High German personal pronouns
Number Person Gender Nominative Genitive Dative Accusative
Singular First ih
(ihha, ihcha)
m?n mir mih
Second d? d?n dir dih
Third Masculine er (her) (s?n) imu, imo inan, in
Feminine siu; s?, si ira (iru, iro) iru, iro sia
Neuter iz es, is imu, imo iz
Plural First wir uns?r uns unsih
Second ir iuw?r iu iuwih
Third Masculine sie iro im, in sie
Feminine sio iro im, in sio
Neuter siu iro im, in siu
Polite form Second   ir iuw?r iu iuwih

Descendants

Etymology 2

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Adverb

min

  1. less

References

  1. Braune, Wilhelm. Althochdeutsches Lesebuch, zusammengestellt und mit Glossar versehen

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *m?naz.

Determiner

m?n

  1. my
  2. mine

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: m?n
    • German Low German: mien

See also


Picard

Pronoun

min m

  1. my

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

min

  1. genitive plural of mina

Portuguese

Noun

min

  1. Abbreviation of minuto.
    1. Used to indicate time in relation to an hour on a 24-hour clock.
      O evento é hoje, às 20h30min - The event is today at 8:30 p.m.
    2. Used to indicate any sequence of time in minutes.
      O atleta completou a corrida em 1h20min45s - The athlete completed the race in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 45 seconds

Usage notes

  • This abbreviation uses no spaces or points and must always follow a number (in its most common usage, a number between 00 and 59 to indicate the minutes of an hour).
  • This abbreviation is often preceded by a number followed by h, used to represent hours.
  • The abbreviation can be followed by another abbreviation, s, to represent seconds.
    • Example: 20h43min08s

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish men, min ("flour, meal; fine powder, dust").

Pronunciation

Noun

min f (genitive singular mine, plural minean)

  1. flour
    Synonym: flùr

Usage notes

Derived terms

Mutation

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
min mhin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Seychellois Creole

Etymology

From Cantonese ? (min)

Noun

min

  1. noodle

References

  • Danielle D'Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From minut.

Abbreviation

min

  1. min; minute

Etymology 2

From minimum.

Abbreviation

min

  1. min; minimum

Etymology 3

From Old Norse mínn, from Proto-Germanic *m?naz, from Proto-Indo-European *méynos.

Pronoun

min c (neuter mitt, plural mina)

  1. my
  2. mine
Declension

Etymology 4

Borrowed from German Miene.

Noun

min c

  1. facial expression
Declension
Declension of min 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative min minen miner minerna
Genitive mins minens miners minernas

Tatar

Noun

min

  1. defect, sin

Unami

Pronunciation

Noun

min

  1. berry, huckleberry, currant; seed

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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Pronoun

min (?, ?)

  1. (archaic, literary) I; me

Etymology 2

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Noun

(classifier con) min

  1. (dialectal) gaur

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