minyan[min′yən, min yän′]
minyan definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. minyanim or minyans
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: Medieval Hebrew minyan ; from Talmudic Hebrew origin, originally , number, quantity ; from root mnh, to number, count
minyan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. 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: Hebrew minyān, number, minyan, from Aramaic minyānā, from mənā, to count; see mnw in Semitic roots.