[mee-nee-uh l, meen-yuh l] /ˈmi ni əl, ˈmin yəl/
lowly and sometimes degrading:
pertaining to or suitable for domestic servants; humble:
a domestic servant.
a servile person.
consisting of or occupied with work requiring little skill, esp domestic duties such as cleaning
of, involving, or befitting servants
a domestic servant
a servile person
late 14c., “pertaining to a household,” from Anglo-French meignial, from Old French mesnie “household,” earlier mesnede, from Vulgar Latin *mansionata, from Latin mansionem “dwelling” (see mansion). Sense of “lowly, humble, suited to a servant” is recorded by 1670s.
“domestic servant,” late 14c., meynyal; see menial (adj.).
/ˈmɛnɪˌlaɪt/ noun 1. another name for liver opal, esp a brown or grey variety
1. a combining form representing in compound words: meningocele. meningo- or meningi- or mening- pref. Meninges: meningococcus.
/mɪnˈɪŋɡə/ noun 1. Mal. born 1960, Australian rugby league player: scored 21 tries in 46 internationals (1982–94)
[mi-nin-jeez] /mɪˈnɪn dʒiz/ plural noun, singular meninx [mee-ningks] /ˈmi nɪŋks/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Compare (def 6), , . /mɪˈnɪndʒiːz/ plural noun (sing) meninx (ˈmiːnɪŋks) 1. the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord See dura mater, arachnoid, pia mater adj. 1829, from Modern […]