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From Proto-Germanic *maþô, derived from Proto-Indo-European *math- used in insect names. Cognates include Old English maþa, Old High German mado (mado) (German Made), Old Norse maðkr (Danish maddik), Old Saxon matho.
Declension of 𐌼𐌰𐌸𐌰 (maþa) (an-stem)
4th century - Ulfilas - Bible
- 𐌸𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹 𐌼𐌰𐌸𐌰 𐌹̈𐌶𐌴 𐌽𐌹 𐌲𐌰𐍃𐍅𐌹𐌻𐍄𐌹𐌸· 𐌾𐌰𐌷 𐍆𐍉𐌽 𐌽𐌹 𐌰𐍆𐍈𐌰𐍀𐌽𐌹𐌸·
- (þarei maþa ïze ni gaswiltiþ· jah fon ni afƕapniþ·)
- "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched" —Mark 9:44