maca

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See also: macà, maça, maçã, maçâ, mącą, and маса

English[edit]

maca roots

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish maca, from Quechua maqa.

Noun[edit]

maca (uncountable)

  1. The Andean medicinal herb Lepidium meyenii, or an extract of the root of this plant.
    Synonym: Peruvian ginseng
    • 2009, M. Hermann and T. Bernet, The transition of maca from neglect to market prominence, page 18:
      The overwhelming majority of maca roots are dried after harvest. In the cold, dry atmosphere of the puna the dried roots remain edible for several years. A minor proportion of the freshly harvested roots are roasted in huatias, earthen ovens []
    • 2007 March 18, G. Pascal Zachary, “Is the Key to Creativity in Your Pillbox, or in Your PC?”, in New York Times[1]:
      The gap between what the Internet promises and what it delivers is part of the reason that people [] continue to turn to enhancers from caffeine to maca to virtual reality.

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Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mʌˈħʌ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ca

Pronoun[edit]

macá (predicative macáy)

  1. what? (inanimate)

Related terms[edit]

  • (what kind of?)

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “maca”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Arabela[edit]

Noun[edit]

maca (plural macaca)

  1. stick

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maca

  1. feminine singular of maco

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Verb[edit]

maca

  1. To give.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *maka, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *makaC.

Verb[edit]

maca

  1. give

Drehu[edit]

Noun[edit]

maca

  1. right (direction)

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

maca

  1. maca, Peruvian ginseng, Lepidium meyenii

Declension[edit]

Inflection of maca (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative maca macat
genitive macan macojen
partitive macaa macoja
illative macaan macoihin
singular plural
nominative maca macat
accusative nom. maca macat
gen. macan
genitive macan macojen
macainrare
partitive macaa macoja
inessive macassa macoissa
elative macasta macoista
illative macaan macoihin
adessive macalla macoilla
ablative macalta macoilta
allative macalle macoille
essive macana macoina
translative macaksi macoiksi
instructive macoin
abessive macatta macoitta
comitative macoineen
Possessive forms of maca (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person macani macamme
2nd person macasi macanne
3rd person macansa

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maca

  1. vocative plural of mac

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maca mhaca not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Javanese[edit]

Native scripts
Javanese script ꦩꦕ
Romanization maca

Etymology[edit]

N- +‎ waca (to read). Akin to Malay baca.

Verb[edit]

maca (ngoko maca, krama maos)

  1. to read

References[edit]

  • "maca" in W. J. S. Poerwadarminta, Bausastra Jawa. J. B. Wolters' Uitgevers-Maatschappij N. V. Groningen, Batavia, 1939

Paiwan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *maCa.

Noun[edit]

maca

  1. eye

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.t͡sa/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -at͡sa
  • Syllabification: ma‧ca

Verb[edit]

maca

  1. third-person singular present of macać

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish hamaca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maca f (plural macas)

  1. stretcher (simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured or dead person)
  2. gurney (wheeled bed used in hospitals)
  3. sailor’s hammock

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French macao or Italian macao.

Noun[edit]

maca f (uncountable)

  1. Mau Mau (card game)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *maca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǎːt͡sa/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ca

Noun[edit]

máca f (Cyrillic spelling ма́ца)

  1. (hypocoristic) cat, kitty

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • maca” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quechua maqa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maca f (plural macas)

  1. maca (Andean herb)

Verb[edit]

maca

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

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