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Mīṇā

Mīṇā (Pañjābī, ‘a bull with horns inclined down along its face’, ‘deceitful’). Name given by Bhāī Gurdās to followers of Prithī Chand, Soḍhī Miharbān, and the latter's son, Harijī. The Mīṇās, whose significance faded in the late 18th cent. CE, disputed the succession of Gurū Arjan Dev.

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mina

mina (myna or mynah) Any of several species of tropical birds of se Asia, s Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific Islands; it is related to the starling. A natural mimic, especially the species Gracula religiosa, it imitates other birds. It feeds mainly on fruit. Length: to 33cm (13in). Family Sturnidae.

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mina, myna(h) Indian starling. XVIII. — Hindi mainā.

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mina (myna) See STURNIDAE.

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