matras

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧tras

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch matrasse, matratse, from Old French materas (modern matelas), from Italian materasso (cognate with Occitan almatrac, Spanish almadraque, Portuguese almadraque), from Arabic ((al)matrah)[Arabic needed], itself perhaps from ((al)motrah)[Arabic needed]

Noun[edit]

matras n, f (plural matrassen, diminutive matrasje n)

  1. A mattress (a firm pad on which a person can recline and sleep)
  2. By extension, a technical bedding or padding to protect something
  3. (slang, pejorative) A slut, harlot, a girl so easy that 'everybody does her'; sometimes extended to men who are promiscuous
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French matras, from Arabic (mathara)[Arabic needed] 'leather bag'

Noun[edit]

matras ? (plural matrassen, diminutive matrasje n)

  1. (obsolete) A container of several types:
    1. an alchemist's long-necked glass receiver
    2. a leather bag
    3. a urinal

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Gallic

Noun[edit]

matras m (plural matras)

  1. a crossbow's square, with a cylindric or quadrangualar head

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic (mathara) 'leather bag'

Noun[edit]

matras m (plural matras)

  1. an alchemist's long-necked glass receiver

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

matras

  1. A mattress, pad often of soft cushiony material for sleeping on


This Indonesian entry was created from the translations listed at mattress. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see matras in the Indonesian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) May 2008


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

matras m (oblique plural matras, nominative singular matras, nominative plural matras)

  1. mattress