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Etymology 1[edit]

From Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬛𐬂 (Mazdå, wisdom), from Proto-Indo-European *mehndh- (to pay attention to, wisdom). Compare Ancient Greek μανθάνω (manthánō), Albanian mund, Gothic mundōn, Polish mądry.

Proper noun[edit]


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

Etymology 2[edit]

Supposedly from Mazda and name of the founder of corporation, Jujiro Matsuda.

Etymology 3[edit]

Type of electric light written about in "Fowler's Household Helps", 1916, by A. L. Fowler: "Mazda lamps are the most efficient lamps obtainable and their use is recommended for all classes of service." Referenced in "Carma" in "Cane" by "Jean Toomer": "pine needles, like mazda, are brilliantly aglow."

Further reading[edit]


Mazda (plural Mazdas)

  1. A vehicle, especially a car, manufactured by the Mazda Motor Corporation, the Japanese automotive manufacturer マツダ株式会社 (Matsuda Kabushiki-gaisha) founded in 1920 and based in Hiroshima.
    • 2003, Kathy N. Jublou, Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul, HCI (publisher), ISBN 075730088X, 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 1434329860, 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 0977255808, 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.