mais

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See also: Mais, maïs, maís, máis, and màis

Asi

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi, from Proto-Arawak *marikɨ.

Noun

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mais

  1. maize; corn

Bikol Central

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /maˈʔis/, [maˈʔis]
  • IPA(key): /maˈis/, [maˈis]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧is

Noun

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maís (Basahan spelling ᜋᜁᜐ᜔)

  1. corn, maize

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi, from Proto-Arawak *marikɨ.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /maˈʔis/, [mɐˈʔis̪]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧is

Noun

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maís (Badlit spelling ᜋᜁᜐ᜔)

  1. maize; a grain crop of the species Zea mays; corn
  2. the grain from this plant

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Cuyunon

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi, from Proto-Arawak *marikɨ.

Noun

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mais

  1. corn, the grain from Zea mays

Dalmatian

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Etymology

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From Latin mē(n)sis. Compare French mois, Italian mese, Portuguese mês, Romansch mais, Spanish mes.

Noun

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mais m

  1. month

Dutch

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Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi, from Proto-Arawak *marikɨ.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /mɑi̯s/, /maːi̯s/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: mais

Noun

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mais m (uncountable)

  1. corn, maize
    Ik hou van gegrilde mais op de barbecue.
    I love grilled corn on the barbecue.
    Mais is een belangrijk gewas in vele delen van de wereld.
    Maize is an important crop in many parts of the world.
    We plantten mais in onze tuin dit jaar.
    We planted corn in our garden this year.

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Negerhollands: mais, majis
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: mais

Estonian

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Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1

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Noun

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mais (genitive maisi, partitive maisi)

  1. corn, maize
Declension
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Declension of mais (ÕS type 22e/riik, length gradation)
singular plural
nominative mais maisid
accusative nom.
gen. maisi
genitive maiside
partitive maisi maise
maisisid
illative maisi
maisisse
maisidesse
maisesse
inessive maisis maisides
maises
elative maisist maisidest
maisest
allative maisile maisidele
maisele
adessive maisil maisidel
maisel
ablative maisilt maisidelt
maiselt
translative maisiks maisideks
maiseks
terminative maisini maisideni
essive maisina maisidena
abessive maisita maisideta
comitative maisiga maisidega

Etymology 2

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Noun

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mais

  1. inessive plural of maa

Etymology 3

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Noun

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mais

  1. inessive singular of mai

Fala

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese mais, from Latin magis (more).

Pronunciation

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Conjunction

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mais

  1. but

Adverb

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mais

  1. Frades Gaspar's form of máis (more, -est)

Determiner

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mais

  1. Frades Gaspar's form of máis (more, yet another)

References

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  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web)[1], 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN
  • Frades Gaspar, Domingo (2000) Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala[2], 2nd edition, Sa Martín de Trevellu, Spain: Editora Regional de Extremadura, →ISBN, archived from the original on 10 July 2013

Faroese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno maisí, mahis (variously spelled).

Noun

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mais f (genitive singular maisar, uncountable)
mais n (genitive singular mais, uncountable)

  1. maize

Declension

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Declension of mais (singular only)
f2s singular
indefinite definite
nominative mais maisin
accusative mais maisina
dative mais maisini
genitive maisar maisarinnar
n11s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mais maisið
Accusative mais maisið
Dative maisi maisinum
Genitive mais maisins

Derived terms

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French

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Old French mes, mais, from Latin magis.

Conjunction

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mais

  1. but, although

Interjection

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mais

  1. an expression of surprise, disbelief, or frustration roughly equivalent to the English well, or sometimes yeah
    Mais qu’est-ce que tu fais ?What the heck are you doing?

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Louisiana Creole:

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Further reading

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Etymology 2

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Noun

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mais m

  1. plural of mai

Anagrams

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Galician

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Pronunciation

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Conjunction

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mais

  1. and; with
    Synonym: e
    Eu mais uns amigosI and some friends
  2. but
    Synonym: pero
    Eu acepto, mais só baixo unha condición.
    I accept, but only under one condition.

Usage notes

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In the sense and sometimes used together with e to reinforce a statement: “Jack e mais eu” – “Jack and I”. When used together with an article the following contractions can occur:

References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “mais”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG

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Gothic

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Romanization

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mais

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃

Hiligaynon

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz.

Noun

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maís

  1. maize; corn

Indo-Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Portuguese mais (more), from Old Galician-Portuguese mais (more), from Latin magis (more).

Adverb

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mais

  1. forms the comparative and superlative of adjectives; more
    • 1883, Hugo Schuchardt, Kreolische Studien, volume 3:
      Já fallou par su pai aquêl mais piquin, []
      The youngest one told his father []

Irish

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Etymology

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From Middle Irish mais, maiss, from Old Irish mass (mass, lump), from Latin massa (mass, bulk; lump; dough), from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, bread).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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mais f (genitive singular maise, nominative plural maiseanna)

  1. (physics, etc.) mass

Declension

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Derived terms

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Mutation

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

Further reading

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  • Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977) “mais”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
  • mass”, in New English-Irish Dictionary, Foras na Gaeilge, 2013–2024

Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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mais m (invariable)

  1. maize, corn
    Synonyms: frumentone, granoturco, granturco

References

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  1. ^ mais in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Further reading

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  • mais in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

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Ivatan

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Noun

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mais

  1. corn

Kapampangan

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno mahís.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /məˈis/, [məˈis]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧is

Noun

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mais

  1. maize; corn

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Karao

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz.

Noun

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mais

  1. corn

Kavalan

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Noun

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mais

  1. corn

Masbatenyo

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Noun

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maís

  1. corn

Norman

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Etymology 1

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From Old Northern French meis, from Latin mēnsis.

Norman Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nrf

Pronunciation

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Noun

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mais m (plural mais)

  1. (Jersey) month
Alternative forms
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  • meis (Guernsey, continental Normandy)

Etymology 2

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From Latin magis.

Conjunction

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mais

  1. (Guernsey) but

Norwegian Bokmål

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Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maiz, from Taíno mahis.

Noun

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mais m (definite singular maisen, indefinite plural maiser, definite plural maisene)

  1. maize, corn (plant, Zea mays)
  2. kernel(s) of maize / corn; sweetcorn; see also maiskorn

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References

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maiz, from Taíno mahis.

Noun

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mais m (definite singular maisen, indefinite plural maisar, definite plural maisane)

  1. maize, corn (plant, Zea mays)
  2. kernel(s) of maize / corn; sweetcorn; see also maiskorn

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References

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Old French

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Latin magis.

Conjunction

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mais

  1. but
  2. more, anymore

Descendants

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Old Occitan

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Etymology

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From Latin magis.

Pronunciation

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Adverb

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mais

  1. more
    • c. 1170, Bernart de Ventadorn, canso:
      Val us sols jorns mais de cen.
      One single day is worth more than a hundred.

Portuguese

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Old Galician-Portuguese mais, from Latin magis (more). Doublet of mas. Displaced collateral form chus.

Alternative forms

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  • mays (obsolete spelling)

Adverb

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mais (not comparable)

  1. used to form the comparative of adjectives and adverbs; more; -er
  2. preceded by the definitive article, used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs; most; -est
    • 2012, Maria José Silvestre, Acaso, Xlibris Corporation, page 85:
      [] , num final de dia muito frio, o mais frio desse ano.
      [] , in the end of a very cold day, the coldest this year.
  3. more (to a greater degree or extent)
    • 2009, Afonso Zilio, Ensinamentos Através Dos Sonhos, Clube dos Autores, page 143:
      Então eu corri mais, esperando dar tempo de passar.
      So I ran more, hoping there would be enough time to go through.
  4. (with indefinite or interrogative pronoun) else
  5. (in negative sentences) any more, any longer
    Não gosto mais de morar aqui
    I don’t like living here any more
Quotations
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For quotations using this term, see Citations:mais.

Conjunction

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mais

  1. (arithmetic) plus (sum of the previous one and the following one)
  2. (Brazil, colloquial) and; with; together with
    Eu mais ela vamos 'tar casando
    She and I are getting married.
Quotations
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For quotations using this term, see Citations:mais.

Noun

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mais m (invariable)

  1. plus sign (name of the character +)
    Synonym: sinal de mais

Etymology 2

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Alteration of mas through the epenthesis of /j/ in Brazilian Portuguese.

Conjunction

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mais

  1. (Brazil) Misspelling of mas.

Romansch

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Etymology

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From Latin mēnsis. Compare Catalan mes, French mois, Italian mese, Portuguese mês, Spanish mes.

Noun

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mais m

  1. month

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno mahís.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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maís (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜁᜐ᜔)

  1. maize; corn, the grain from Zea mays

Derived terms

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Anagrams

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Tiruray

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Noun

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mais

  1. corn

Waray-Waray

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi, from Proto-Arawak *marikɨ.

Noun

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maís

  1. corn, the grain from Zea mays

West Frisian

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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mais c (no plural)

  1. maize, corn

Further reading

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  • mais”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011