(2 syl.). A company of attendants. (Norman, meignal and mesnie, a household, our menial.)
With that the smiling Kriemhild forth stepped a little space, And Brunhild and her meiny greeted with gentle grace.
Lettsom's Nibelungen Lied. stanza 604.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894