any of various tropical starlings of Southeast Asia; esp., the hill myna
Origin of mynaHindi main?
Any of various starlings found in South and Southeast Asia and on some islands of the South Pacific, most of which are bluish-black or dark brown with a yellow bill. Certain species, especially the hill myna, are known for mimicry of human speech.
Origin of mynaHindi maina, perhaps from Sanskrit madana&hlowdot;, from madana-, delightful, joyful, from madati, it bubbles.
Hindi & Urdu à¤®à¥ˆà¤¨à¤¾ (mainÄ), from Sanskrit à¤®à¤¦à¤¨ (madana)