magnet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English magnete, via Old French magnete, Latin magnēs, magnētem (lodestone), from Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις [λίθος] (magnêtis [líthos], Magnesian [stone]), either after the Lydian city Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern-day Manisa, Turkey), or after the Greek region of Μαγνησία (Magnēsía) (whence came the colonist who founded the city in Lydia). Related to manganese, magnesia and magnesium.

A stack of ferrite magnets

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Noun[edit]

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magnet (plural magnets)

  1. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
  2. (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.
    He always had a girl on his arm – he's a bit of a babe magnet.
    • 1939 September, D. S. Barrie, “The Railways of South Wales”, in Railway Magazine, page 157:
      Iron and coal were the magnets that drew railways to this land of lovely valleys and silent mountains—for such it was a century-and-a-half ago, before man blackened the valleys with the smoke of his forges, scarred the green hills with his shafts and waste-heaps, and drove the salmon from the quiet Rhondda and the murmuring Taff.
    • 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma, National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
      [] I wanted to show Nick the largest of the water holes, Rigueik, that act as magnets to life in the dry season.
  3. (Internet) Short for magnet link.
    • 2019, David Adams, ‎Ann-Kathrin Maier, Big Seven Study (2016): 7 open source Crypto-Messengers to be compared (page 142)
      Magnets are thus used to create a package of cryptologic information and bundling[sic] it together.

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • electret (a magnet analog for electric charge)

Translations[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: magnet
  • ? Indonesian: magnet
  • ? Malay: magnet
  • Tagalog: magnet
  • Welsh: magnet

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English magnet, from Old French magnete, Latin magnetum "lodestone" from Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις [λίθος] (magnêtis [líthos], Magnesian [stone]), either after the Lydian city Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern-day Manisa, Turkey), or after the Greek region of Μαγνησία (Magnēsía) (whence came the colonist who founded the city in Lydia).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mag‧net

Noun[edit]

magnet

  1. magnet

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις (magnêtis)

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Noun[edit]

magnet m

  1. magnet

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • magnet in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • magnet in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

magnet c (singular definite magneten, plural indefinite magneter)

  1. magnet

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Estonian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnet (genitive magneti, partitive magnetit)

  1. magnet

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

magnet (first-person possessive magnetku, second-person possessive magnetmu, third-person possessive magnetnya)

  1. magnet

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Noun[edit]

magnet (Jawi spelling مݢنيت‎, plural magnet-magnet, informal 1st possessive magnetku, 2nd possessive magnetmu, 3rd possessive magnetnya)

  1. magnet

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnet

  1. Alternative form of magnete

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

magnet m (definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magneter, definite plural magnetene)

  1. a magnet

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

magnet m (definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magnetar, definite plural magnetane)

  1. a magnet

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Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From German Magnet.

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Noun[edit]

magnet m (plural magneți)

  1. magnet

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “the exact, indirect route from Greek, please”)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǎɡneːt/
  • Hyphenation: mag‧net

Noun[edit]

màgnēt m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀гне̄т)

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • magnet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnet m (genitive singular magnetu, nominative plural magnety, genitive plural magnetov)

  1. magnet

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • magnet in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnẹ̑t m inan

  1. magnet

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • magnet”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “the exact route, please”)

Noun[edit]

magnet c

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

Declension[edit]

Declension of magnet 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative magnet magneten magneter magneterna
Genitive magnets magnetens magneters magneternas

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English magnet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mag‧net
  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɡnet/

Noun[edit]

magnet

  1. magnet
    Synonym: balani

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Welsh[edit]

Welsh Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English magnet.

Noun[edit]

magnet m or f (plural magnetau or magnets)

  1. magnet

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
magnet fagnet unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “magnet”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies