amalgama

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See also: amálgama and amalgamá

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amalgama

  1. Archaic form of amalgam.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “amalgama” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient), from μαλάσσω (malássō, I soften), from μαλακός (malakós, soft).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amalgama f (plural amalgames)

  1. (metallurgy) amalgam (an alloy containing mercury)
  2. amalgam (a combination of different things)

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

amalgama

  1. third-person singular past historic of amalgamer

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

amalgama (plural amalgamas)

  1. amalgam (alloy)

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Arabic اَلْمَلْغَم(al-malḡam, emollient poultice or unguent for sores), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient), from μαλάσσω (malássō, I soften), from μαλακός (malakós, soft).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈmal.ɡa.ma/
  • Rhymes: -alɡama
  • Hyphenation: a‧màl‧ga‧ma

Noun[edit]

amalgama m (plural amalgami)

  1. amalgam (all senses)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

amalgama

  1. inflection of amalgamare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • From Arabic الْمَلْغَم(al-malḡam), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma), which latter is from the stem as in μαλάσσω (malássō, to soften) and μαλακός (malakós, soft) and has developed from meanings of “emollient” over “malleable material”, “metal put around things”, to “gold” in Modern Greek, gold often the malleable metal fitted to things.
  • According to others some عَمْل الْجَمْع(ʿaml al-jamʿ) or الْجَمَاعَة(al-jamāʿa) has underlain, but this root is far from chemical meanings, it just means “adding up, gathering”, not “conjoining”.

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Noun[edit]

amalgama n (genitive amalgamatis); third declension (from Medieval Latin)

  1. amalgam

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative amalgama amalgamata
Genitive amalgamatis amalgamatum
Dative amalgamatī amalgamatibus
Accusative amalgama amalgamata
Ablative amalgamate amalgamatibus
Vocative amalgama amalgamata

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

amalgama

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of amalgamar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of amalgamar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French amalgamer.

Verb[edit]

a amalgama (third-person singular present amalgamează, past participle amalgamat1st conj.

  1. to amalgamate

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /amalˈɡama/, [a.malˈɣ̞a.ma]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient), from μαλάσσω (malássō, to soften), from μαλακός (malakós, soft).

Noun[edit]

amalgama f (plural amalgamas)

  1. amalgam (a combination of different things)
    • 2013, René J. Vergara, The Art of Cuban Percussion / El Arte de la Percusión Cubana, Schwabe AG (→ISBN), page 12
      La música cubana nace de una amalgama de fórmulas de la música clásica, folklórica de origen Hispánico y Africano, así como popular, militar, religiosa, con el aporte de países de las Antillas, el Caribe, Francia, Inglaterra y los Estados Unidos.
      Cuban music is born from an amalgam of formulas from classical music, folkloric music of Hispanic and African origin, as well as pop, military, and religious music, with contributions from countries in the Antilles, the Caribbean, France, England, and the United States.
  2. (metallurgy) amalgam (an alloy containing mercury)
    • 1848, José María Pérez Morales, Benito Tamayo, Curso de química general arreglado a las esplicaciones del profesor D. Vicente Santiago de Masarnau y comprendiendo todo lo mandado en el plan vigente de estudios, page 739
      El estaño y el mercurio se alean fácilmente y en varias proporciones. Estas amalgamas son muy brillantes, y no se alteran por solo la accion del aire.
      Tin and mercury are alloyed easily and in several proportions. These amalgams are very shiny, and they are not altered by the mere effect of air.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

amalgama

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of amalgamar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of amalgamar.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of amalgamar.

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