1A monetary unit formerly used in Greece and the Middle East, equivalent to the weight of one mina in silver. (Rendered ‘pound’ in some English translations of the New Testament.).
2(A) A unit of weight formerly used in the Middle East, especially in Mesopotamia and Palestine, and in Egypt. (b) A unit of weight formerly used in ancient Greece, equal to 1/60th of a talent and 100 drachmas.
Late Middle English. From classical Latin mina from ancient Greek μνᾶ.