Mais

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See also: mais, maïs, maís, máis, and màis

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maɪ̯s/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯s

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi.

Noun[edit]

Mais m (genitive Mais or Maises, no plural)

  1. maize; corn (US)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]
  • In German-speaking Europe, maize is commonest as a fodder crop. In cuisine, it is generally regarded and used as a vegetable. Referring to it as a Getreide (cereal) may strike non-specialist German-speakers as unusual or wrong (though it is, of course, biologically correct).
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mais

  1. genitive singular of Mai

Further reading[edit]

  • Mais in Duden online