μάζα

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The form of the word continues Ancient Greek μᾶζα "barley cake", but the sense "mass" of the modern Greek word is taken from the modern (18th century) word derived from Latin massa (English mass, French masse, German Masse, etc.)

Noun[edit]

μάζα (mázaf (plural μάζες)

  1. mass (quantity of matter cohering together to make one body)
    ατομική μάζα (atomic mass)
    άμορφη μάζα (amorphous mass)
  2. an accumulation of people, especially in the plural.
    Οι μάζες κατέβηκαν στους δρόμους για να διαδηλώσουν.
    The masses have taken to the streets to protest.

Declension[edit]