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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Media \Me"di*a\, n.; pl. Mediae (-[=e]). [NL., fr. L. medius middle.] 1. (Phonetics) One of the sonant mutes [beta], [delta], [gamma] (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, [pi], [tau], [kappa] (p, t, k), and the aspiratae (aspirates) [phi], [theta], [chi] (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute. [1913 Webster]