μάζα

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The form of the word continues Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, 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.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaza/, [ˈmɐ.z̠ɐ]

Noun[edit]

μάζα (mázaf (plural μάζες)

  1. mass (quantity of matter cohering together to make one body)
    ατομική μάζαatomikí mázaatomic mass
    άμορφη μάζαámorfi mázaamorphous mass
  2. an accumulation of people, especially in the plural.
    Οι μάζες κατέβηκαν στους δρόμους για να διαδηλώσουν.
    Oi mázes katévikan stous drómous gia na diadilósoun.
    The masses have taken to the streets to protest.

Declension[edit]