maa

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See also: Maa, mää, ma'a, and maʻa

English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

maa

  1. a bleating sound, as that of a sheep or goat

Verb[edit]

maa (third-person singular simple present maas, present participle maaing, simple past and past participle maaed)

  1. to make such a sound
    • 2000, Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes
      Now the twins started to cry and Malachy clung to Mam, sobbing. The cows mooed, the sheep maaed...

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mïγï. Cognates include Finnish maa and Karelian mua.

Noun[edit]

maa (genitive maa, partitive maad)

  1. earth
  2. land
  3. ground
  4. country
  5. countryside

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mïγï. Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maa

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside
    Voi mennä maalle. One can go to the countryside.
    Voi mennä maahan. One can go into the country. (e.g. to Spain)
    Panin sen maahan. I put it on the ground.
    Hän on maalla. He is in the countryside.
    Hän on maassa. He is in the country. (within the national boundary).
    Hän on maassa. He is on the ground (e.g. after being hit).

Usage notes[edit]

Due to the multiple meanings of maa, case forms are used to distinguish meanings.

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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mïγï. Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

Noun[edit]

maa (genitive maan, partitive maata)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

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Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mïγï. Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

Noun[edit]

maa (genitive maa, partitive maat)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

Declension[edit]