amalgama

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See also: amálgama and amalgamá

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

amalgama

  1. Archaic form of amalgam.
    • Burke
      They divided this their amalgama into a number of incoherent republics.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)


French[edit]

Verb[edit]

amalgama

  1. third-person singular past historic of amalgamer

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).

Noun[edit]

amalgama f (plural amalgame)

  1. amalgam (all senses)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

amalgama

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

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

amalgama

  1. third-person singular present indicative of amalgamar
  2. second-person singular imperative of amalgamar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient), from μαλάσσω (malássō, I 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 etymology on the main entry.

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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