malta

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See also: Malta, Málta, Maltā, mälta, and Maltą

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish malta, in turn from German Malzbier.

Noun[edit]

malta (uncountable)

  1. A non-alcoholic carbonated malt beverage, popular in Latin America.
    • 2016, Marion E. Currier, Linked:
      I toasted him with my glass of malta.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

malta

  1. inflection of maltar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian malta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malta f (related adjective maltový)

  1. mortar (mixture used for bonding bricks and stones)

Declension[edit]

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑltɑ/, [ˈmɑ̝l̪t̪ɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑltɑ
  • Syllabification(key): mal‧ta

Etymology 1[edit]

< Malta

Noun[edit]

malta

  1. The Maltese language.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The Finnish usage is changing with respect to the Maltese. The preferred term has until recently been maltan kieli, but at least the European Union is using malta. The development is logical, since this is the normal way to form names of languages in Finnish.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of malta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative malta
genitive maltan
partitive maltaa
illative maltaan
singular plural
nominative malta
accusative nom. malta
gen. maltan
genitive maltan
partitive maltaa
inessive maltassa
elative maltasta
illative maltaan
adessive maltalla
ablative maltalta
allative maltalle
essive maltana
translative maltaksi
abessive maltatta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of malta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative maltani
accusative nom. maltani
gen. maltani
genitive maltani
partitive maltaani
inessive maltassani
elative maltastani
illative maltaani
adessive maltallani
ablative maltaltani
allative maltalleni
essive maltanani
translative maltakseni
abessive maltattani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative maltasi
accusative nom. maltasi
gen. maltasi
genitive maltasi
partitive maltaasi
inessive maltassasi
elative maltastasi
illative maltaasi
adessive maltallasi
ablative maltaltasi
allative maltallesi
essive maltanasi
translative maltaksesi
abessive maltattasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative maltamme
accusative nom. maltamme
gen. maltamme
genitive maltamme
partitive maltaamme
inessive maltassamme
elative maltastamme
illative maltaamme
adessive maltallamme
ablative maltaltamme
allative maltallemme
essive maltanamme
translative maltaksemme
abessive maltattamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative maltanne
accusative nom. maltanne
gen. maltanne
genitive maltanne
partitive maltaanne
inessive maltassanne
elative maltastanne
illative maltaanne
adessive maltallanne
ablative maltaltanne
allative maltallenne
essive maltananne
translative maltaksenne
abessive maltattanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative maltansa
accusative nom. maltansa
gen. maltansa
genitive maltansa
partitive maltaansa
inessive maltassaan
maltassansa
elative maltastaan
maltastansa
illative maltaansa
adessive maltallaan
maltallansa
ablative maltaltaan
maltaltansa
allative maltalleen
maltallensa
essive maltanaan
maltanansa
translative maltakseen
maltaksensa
abessive maltattaan
maltattansa
instructive
comitative
Synonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

malta

  1. inflection of malttaa:
    1. present active indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular present imperative
    3. second-person singular present active imperative connegative

Anagrams[edit]

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

malta

  1. third-person singular past historic of malter

Anagrams[edit]

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmal.ta/
  • Rhymes: -alta
  • Hyphenation: màl‧ta

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin maltha, from Ancient Greek μάλθα (máltha).

Noun[edit]

malta f (plural malte)

  1. mortar (mixture of lime or cement, sand, and water)
Descendants[edit]
  • Czech: malta
  • Slovak: malta

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

malta

  1. inflection of maltare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. Possibly related to Malta.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmaw.tɐ/ [ˈmaʊ̯.tɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmaw.ta/ [ˈmaʊ̯.ta]

Noun[edit]

malta f (plural maltas)

  1. (collective, derogatory) a group of troublemakers or vagabonds; rabble
    Synonyms: cambada, canalha, corja, choldra, patuleia, súcia
  2. (collective) crowd, group
    Synonyms: gente, multidão
    • 1899, Coelho Neto, “XIV”, in A Conquista:
      Todos os jornais abolicionistas anunciaram e, no dia aprazado, à tarde, um homem misterioso apareceu na redação para prevenir o intrépido jornalista: "que uma grande malta estava assalariada para invadir o teatro no momento em que o primeiro orador aparecesse na tribuna".
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  3. farm workers, especially those working seasonally
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

malta

  1. inflection of maltar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian malta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malta f (genitive singular malty, nominative plural malty, genitive plural mált, declension pattern of žena)

  1. mortar

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • malta”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English malt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmalta/ [ˈmal̪.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -alta
  • Syllabification: mal‧ta

Noun[edit]

malta f (plural maltas)

  1. malt
  2. malta

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]