Messing

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German messinc, perhaps derived from Ancient Greek Μοσσύνοικοι (Mossúnoikoi, Mossynoeci), the name of an ancient people connected with metallurgy; or alternatively from Latin, Old High German massa (lump (of metal)).
Compare Saterland Frisian Mäsken (brass).

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Messing n (genitive Messings, no plural)

  1. brass

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