min etymology

English word min comes from Proto-Indo-European *moy-, Malayalam minūta, Russian minutus, Malayalam minuta, and later Latin minutus (Petty, mediocre, commonplace. Small, little.)

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Detailed word origin of min

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
minūta Malayalam (mal)
minutus Russian (rus)
minuta Malayalam (mal)
*mi-nu Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
minut Old French (fro)
minuere Latin (lat)
minutus Latin (lat) Petty, mediocre, commonplace. Small, little.
minuto Italian (ita) Minute, moment (units of time) Fine, delicate, detailed. Tiny, minute.
minuta Latin (lat)
minute Old French (fro) Minute (one sixtieth of an hour).
minute French (fra) Wait a sec! Minute (etymology 1, time unit, all same senses).
minute English (eng) (architecture) A fixed part of a module.. (chiefly in the plural, minutes) A (usually formal) written record of a meeting or a part of a meeting.. (informal) A short but unspecified time period.. (obsolete) A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.. (slang, US, Canada, dialectal) A while or a long unspecified period of time. A nautical or a geographic mile.. A [...]
min English (eng)

Words with the same origin as min

Descendants of minūta
minute minutes