mat

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English matte, from Late Latin matta, from Punic or Phoenician (compare Hebrew מיטה \ מִטָּה (mitá, bed, couch)).

Noun[edit]

mat (plural mats)

mat
  1. A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping one’s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.
    Wipe your feet on the mat before coming in.
  2. A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster.
    They put mats on the table during mealtimes.
  3. (athletics) A floor pad to protect athletes.
    The high jumper cleared the bar and landed safely on the mat.
  4. A thickly tangled mess.
    a mat of hair; a mat of weeds
  5. A thick paper or paperboard border used to inset and center the contents of a frame.
    the mat of a daguerreotype
  6. A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.
  7. (gaming) A material or component needed for a crafting recipe
    To make a luck potion, you need several rare herbs as mats.
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Verb[edit]

mat (third-person singular simple present mats, present participle matting, simple past and past participle matted)

  1. (transitive) To cover, protect or decorate with mats.
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  2. (intransitive) To form a thick, tangled mess; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
    • Dryden
      And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare matte.

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Noun[edit]

mat

  1. (coppersmithing) An alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc.; white metal.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *mata, from pre-Albanian *mn̥to, from Proto-Indo-European *men ‘mountain’ (compare Welsh mynydd, Latin mōns, Avestan mati).

Noun[edit]

mat m

  1. shore
  2. river bank

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *matis (compare Irish maith).

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Adjective[edit]

mat

  1. good

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Paneuropean word, from Persian شاه مات (šāh māt, the king died).

Noun[edit]

mat m

  1. checkmate

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch matte, borrowed from Latin matta, which is borrowed from Phoenician. Cognates include English mat and German Matte.[1]

Noun[edit]

mat f (plural matten, diminutive matje n)

  1. rug, mat
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch mat (checkmate), borrowed from Old French mat, borrowed from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât, the king is dead).[1] Cognate to English checkmate.

Noun[edit]

mat m (plural matten)

  1. checkmate
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch mat, borrowed from Old French mat, from Latin mattus (depressed).[1] See also French mat (adjective).

Adjective[edit]

mat (comparative matter, superlative matst)

  1. matte, not reflecting light
  2. dull, uninteresting
Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

mat

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of matten
  2. imperative of matten

Etymology 4[edit]

See Dutch meten.

Verb[edit]

mat

  1. singular past indicative of meten

References[edit]

  • mat” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]
  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun matur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mat

  1. accusative singular of matur.

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Latin mattus, whence Italian matto.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mat m (feminine mate, masculine plural mats, feminine plural mates)

  1. matt
  2. pale

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of the French expression échec et mat, from Persian شاه مات (shah mat, the king is ambushed).

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Adjective[edit]

mat m (feminine mate, masculine plural mats, feminine plural mates)

  1. checkmated

Noun[edit]

mat m (plural mats)

  1. checkmate

References[edit]

  • Notes:
  1. ^ 2009, Jacqueline Picoche; Jean-Claude Rolland, “mat”, in Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert:

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mat

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐍄

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mat n (genitive singular mats, nominative plural möt)

  1. (usually uncountable) evaluation

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

mat

  1. rafsi of mapti.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mat

  1. with

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Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse matr. Cognates include: Danish mad, Swedish mat, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍄𐍃 (mats), Old English mete (English meat).[1]

Noun[edit]

mat m

  1. food

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alf Torp, "Nynorsk Etymologisk Ordbok", Oslo 1992 (reprint), ISBN 82-90520-17-4

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

mat

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of masu

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic مات (māt), from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât).

Noun[edit]

mat m

  1. checkmate
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch maat

Noun[edit]

mat m

  1. mate (a ship's officer)
  2. mate (in naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From German matt

Noun[edit]

mat m

  1. matt, matte, dull colour or surface
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

mat

  1. Genitive plural form of mata

Romansch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin marītus.

Noun[edit]

mat m

  1. boy

Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic, from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât, the king is left unable to escape).

Noun[edit]

mat m (genitive matu, plural maty)

  1. The final move in a chess game, the checkmate.

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse matr.

Noun[edit]

mat c

  1. food

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