mina

1

[Greek, μνα] In ancient Greece, a unit of mass, = 1/60 talanton = 100 drachma, about 431 grams by the Attic-Euboic standard.  chart symbol

In English translations of the New Testament, the mna is called a “pound” (Luke 19:13ff).

2

In Italy, 14th – 20th centuries, a unit of dry capacity used for grain. See also mine.

Locale Local Names and Equivalents Liters  
Florence, Pisa = ½ stajo = 2 quarti = 8 metadelle = 16 mezzette = 32 quartucci = 64 bussoli 12.18  
Genoa mina, émine; = 4 stari = 8 quarti = 96 gombette 120.70 Kelly
116.74 Nelkenbrecher
116.5318 Tavole, 1877
Livorno = ½ stajo 12.18  
Milan      
Oneglia mina 118.54  
Parma, Plaisance mina; = ½ stajo 17.50  
Turin, Alexandrie-de-la-Paille mina, émine; = 1/5 sac = 2 quartieri = 8 coppi = 192 cucchiari 23.01  

3

In Milan, a unit of liquid capacity = 1/6 brenta = 2 quartari = 2 2/5 basse = 8 pinte = 16 boccali, about 12.59 liters. With metrication in 1803, mina became the name for the dekaliter (10 liters).

Doursther (1840).

4

In France, a unit of agricultural land area:

Locale Local Names and Equivalents Square Meters
Angers minée, mine; = ½ seterée = 60 square perches, the perche being 25 pieds de Paris in length. 3,957.02
Beauvais mine; = ½ arpent = 50 square verges, 22 pieds de Paris on a side. 2,536.60

Doursther (1840).

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