maca

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

English[edit]

The maca root

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish from Quechua maqa.

Noun[edit]

maca (uncountable)

  1. The Andean medicinal herb Lepidium meyenii, or an extract of the root of this plant.
    • (Can we date this quote?), 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”, in Is the Key to Creativity in Your Pillbox, or in Your PC?[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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Arabela[edit]

Noun[edit]

maca (plural macaca)

  1. stick

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maca

  1. feminine singular of maco

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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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.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.t͡sa/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

maca

  1. third-person singular present of macać

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish hamaca.

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

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *maca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǎːtsa/
  • 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)

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