One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of the nature of minutiae; relating to small points or details.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Taylor (1576–1632), Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin minutia small detail, trifle + -al. In later use directly from minutia + -al.
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