maa

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See also: Maa, mää, ma'a, and maʻa

English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

maa

  1. a bleating sound, as that of a sheep or goat

Verb[edit]

maa (third-person singular simple present maas, present participle maaing, simple past and past participle maaed)

  1. to make such a sound
    • 2000, Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes
      Now the twins started to cry and Malachy clung to Mam, sobbing. The cows mooed, the sheep maaed...

Anagrams[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Cognates include Finnish maa and Karelian mua.

Noun[edit]

maa (genitive maa, partitive maad)

  1. earth
  2. land
  3. ground
  4. country
  5. countryside

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Borrowed from an Indo-Aryan language, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méǵ-h2.[1] Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maa

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside
    Voi mennä maalle. One can go to the countryside.
    Voi mennä maahan. One can go into the country. (e.g. to Spain)
    Panin sen maahan. I put it on the ground.
    Hän on maalla. He is in the countryside.
    Hän on maassa. He is in the country. (within the national boundary).
    Hän on maassa. He is on the ground (e.g. after being hit).
  7. (card games) suit

Usage notes[edit]

Due to the multiple meanings of maa, case forms are used to distinguish meanings.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of maa (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative maa maat
accusative nom.? maa maat
gen. maan
genitive maan maiden
maitten
partitive maata maita
inessive maassa maissa
elative maasta maista
illative maahan maihin
adessive maalla mailla
ablative maalta mailta
allative maalleˣ mailleˣ
essive maana maina
translative maaksi maiksi
instructive main
abessive maatta maitta
comitative maineen

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.sgr.fi/susa/92/koivulehto.pdf

Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

Noun[edit]

maa (genitive maan, partitive maata)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

Declension[edit]


Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

Noun[edit]

maa (genitive maa, partitive maat)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "maa" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat

Võro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe.

Noun[edit]

maa (genitive maa, partitive maad)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]