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maena (mēna ), ae, f., = μαίνη,
I.a kind of small sea-fish, eaten salted by the poor, Plin. 32, 11, 53, § 149; Ov. Hal. 120; Mart. 11, 31, 14; 12, 32, 15; Pers. 3, 76: “acipenserem maenae non anteponere,Cic. Fin. 2, 28, 91.—As a term of reproach: “deglupta maena,Plaut. Poen. 5, 5, 33.
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