Mazda

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬛𐬁 (mazdā, wisdom), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mazdʰáH, from Proto-Indo-European *meHndh- (to pay attention to, wisdom). Cognate with Sanskrit मेधा (medhā́), Ancient Greek μανθάνω (manthánō), Albanian mund, Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍉𐌽 (mundōn), Polish mądry.

Proper noun[edit]

Mazda

  1. Ahura Mazda, the supreme and transcendental god of Zoroastrianism.

Etymology 2[edit]

Supposedly from Mazda as well as surname of the founder of corporation, Jujiro Matsuda.

Noun[edit]

Mazda (plural Mazdas)

  1. A vehicle, especially a car, manufactured by the Mazda Motor Corporation.
    • 2003, Kathy N. Jublou, Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul, HCI (publisher), →ISBN, page 20
      Nicole and I met outside the church after my bell choir rehersal. I will never forget watching her climb out of her Mazda RX7 and just keep going up, up, up. She was tall, she was blond and she was gorgeous.
    • 2006-2007, Debi Wright, Out Of Your Mind, Traumatic Brain Injury, AuthorHouse, →ISBN, page 129
      one of Skip’s friends from the fire department agreed to drive the U-haul with his girlfriend, pulling our Mazda behind, as we drove in the Bronco. I will never forget seeing our cats’ faces in the Mazda while we were following behind.
    • 2007, Jala Pfaff, Seducing the Rabbi, Blue Flax Press, →ISBN, page 310
      ...seated atop a genuine (detached) commode of the white porcelain variety, which he had lugged at great hernia-inducing peril from the back of his Mazda to the Outdoor Cinema site, several blocks away.

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