pl. min·ya·nim′ or min′yans
a properly constituted group for a public Jewish prayer service, made up of at least ten Jewish males (in some congregations, males or females) over thirteen years of age
Origin of minyanMedieval Hebrew minyan ; from TalmudHeb, origin, originally , number, quantity ; from root mnh, to number, count
nounpl. min·ya·nim or min·yans
The minimum number of ten adult Jews or, among the Orthodox, Jewish men required for a communal religious service.
Origin of minyanHebrew minyan, number, minyan, from Aramaic minyana, from m&schwa;na, to count; see mnw in Semitic roots.
(plural minyanim or minyans)
From Hebrew ×žÖ´× Ö°×™Ö¸×Ÿ (minyÃ¡n, “number, count, quorum").