machina

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machina

  1. third-person singular past historic of machiner

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Doric Greek μᾱχανᾱ́ (mākhanā́, machine, tool); compare Attic Greek μηχανή (mēkhanḗ). This must be an early borrowing, because it displays vowel reduction of a to i.

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māchina f (genitive māchinae); first declension

  1. machine
  2. scheme, plan, machination

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative māchina māchinae
Genitive māchinae māchinārum
Dative māchinae māchinīs
Accusative māchinam māchinās
Ablative māchinā māchinīs
Vocative māchina māchinae

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māchina (a machine, engine, contrivance, device, stratagem, trick), from Doric Ancient Greek μᾱχᾰνᾱ́ (mākhanā́). Cognate to Polish maszyna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

machina f

  1. heavy machinery
  2. complex system
  3. (archaic) machine

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Further reading[edit]

  • machina in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

machina f (plural machinas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of máquina (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).