machina

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • machina in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • machina in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • machina in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • machina in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • machina in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māchina, from Doric Ancient Greek μᾱχᾰνᾱ́ (mākhanā́). Doublet of maszyna (machine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈxʲi.na/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

machina f

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • machina in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • 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).