Minerva to Mink
(Mi*ner"va) n. [L.] (Rom. Myth.) The goddess of wisdom, of war, of the arts and sciences, of
poetry, and of spinning and weaving; identified with the Grecian Pallas Athene.
(Mi*nette") n. The smallest of regular sizes of portrait photographs.
(Min"e*ver) n. Same as Miniver.
(Minge) v. t. [AS. myngian; akin to E. mind.] To mingle; to mix. [Obs.]
(Minge), n. [Prob. corrupt. fr. midge.] (Zoöl.) A small biting fly; a midge. [Local, U. S.]
(Min"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mingled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mingling ] [From OE. mengen, AS.
mengan; akin to D. & G. mengen, Icel. menga, also to E. among, and possibly to mix. Cf. Among,
1. To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to
be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound.
There was . . . fire mingled with the hail.Ex. ix. 24.
2. To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
The holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands.Ezra ix. 2.
3. To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
A mingled, imperfect virtue.Rogers.
4. To put together; to join. [Obs.] Shak.
5. To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
[He] proceeded to mingle another draught.Hawthorne.
(Min"gle), v. i. To become mixed or blended.
(Min"gle), n. A mixture. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Min"gle*a*ble) a. That can be mingled. Boyle.
(Min"gled*ly) adv. Confusedly.
(Min"gle-man`gle) v. t. [Reduplicated fr. mingle.] To mix in a disorderly way; to make
a mess of. [Obs.] Udall.
(Min"gle-man`gle), n. A hotchpotch. [Obs.] Latimer.
(Min"gle*ment) n. The act of mingling, or the state of being mixed.
(Min"gler) n. One who mingles.
(Min"gling*ly) adv. In a mingling manner.
(Min`*a"ceous) a. Of the color of minium or red lead; miniate.
(Min"iard) a. Migniard. [Obs.]
(Min"iard*ize) v. t. To render delicate or dainty. [Obs.] Howell.