Lewis & Short

mĭno, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n., collat. form of minor (ante-class., acc. to Prisc. p. 799, but v. Lachm. ad Lucr. 6, 563.
From the application of the words minari and minae to the threatening cries of cattledrivers is doubtless derived the old rustic signif., also generally adopted in the postclass. per. into the literary lang.), to drive animals: asinos et equum minantes baculis exigunt, App. M. 3, p. 141: asinum, id. ib. 8, p. 216: me ut suam juvencam, Aus. Epigr. 67, 3: gregem ad interiora deserti, Vulg. Exod. 3, 1: per omnem mundum (so, vaccam), Schol. Juv. 6, 526: agasones equos agentes, id est minantes, Paul. ex Fest. s. v. agasones, p. 25 Müll.
Pass. transf.: cum a validis ventis minentur (naves), Vulg. Jac. 3, 4; id. Nah. 2, 7.
Of men: eos a tribunali, Vulg. Act. 18, 16.
Hence the Ital. menare; Fl. mener.