minor etymology

Latin word minor comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) μνᾶ

Detailed word origin of minor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μνᾶ Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
mina Latin (lat) (figuratively) threats, menaces. Projecting points, pinnacles, battlements, parapets A Greek silver coin equal to 100 drachmas. A Greek weight equal to 100 drachmas.
minor Latin (lat) (with dative) I threaten, menace someone with something. I jut forth, protrude, project.