marga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit मार्ग (mārga). Doublet of marg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marga (plural margas)

  1. (South Asia) The canon of established forms of classical music, dance etc., as opposed to modern or regional developments. [from 19th c.]
  2. (Hinduism, yoga) Any of various paths or courses seen as leading to enlightenment. [from 20th c.]
  3. (Buddhism) The noble eightfold path. [from 20th c.]

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

marga

  1. genitive singular of mark

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mar.ɡa/
  • Hyphenation: mar‧ga

Etymology 1[edit]

From Batak, from Sanskrit मार्ग (mārga, range, mark). The sense genus is a semantic loan from English genus.

Noun[edit]

marga (first-person possessive margaku, second-person possessive margamu, third-person possessive marganya)

  1. (anthropology) clan,
    1. a group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
      Synonym: klan
    2. specifically, the marga, Batak clan.
  2. (biology, taxonomy) genus, a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank.
    Synonym: genus

Etymology 2[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Javanese marga (road, path), from Sanskrit मार्ग (mārga, way, road, route, path). Cognate of Balinese ᬫᬃᬕ (marga, road)

Noun[edit]

marga

  1. (only in compound) way, road, route, path
    Direktorat Jenderal Bina MargaGeneral Directorate of Road Development
    Synonym: jalan

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Etymology 3[edit]

From Musi marga, from Sanskrit मार्ग (mārga, range, mark).

Noun[edit]

marga (first-person possessive margaku, second-person possessive margamu, third-person possessive marganya)

  1. (historical) hamlet, a small village or a group of houses, in South Sumatra.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Malay marga, from Classical Malay marga, from Sanskrit मार्ग (mārga, track of a wild animal).

Noun[edit]

marga (first-person possessive margaku, second-person possessive margamu, third-person possessive marganya)

  1. (obsolete) wild animal
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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Celtic, probably Gaulish (Pliny). The word has been compared to Irish marla (clay), Breton marg, as well as the placename Margidinum; compare Welsh marian (rocks, pebbles, grit) << Brythonic *marg-, but probably ultimately of Pre-Celtic substrate origin.

Noun[edit]

marga f (genitive margae); first declension

  1. (geology) marl

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative marga margae
Genitive margae margārum
Dative margae margīs
Accusative margam margās
Ablative margā margīs
Vocative marga margae

References[edit]

  • marga in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • marga in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, Volumes 109-110, p. 46
  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “marian”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  • An Etymological Dictionary of the German Language/Annotated/Mergel

Oromo[edit]

Noun[edit]

marga

  1. grass

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

marga

  1. third-person singular present indicative of margać

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin marga, from Celtic/Gaulish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marga f (plural margas)

  1. (geology) marl (lime-rich mud)

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin marga, from Celtic/Gaulish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɾɡa/, [ˈmaɾ.ɣ̞a]
  • Hyphenation: mar‧ga

Noun[edit]

marga f (plural margas)

  1. (geology) marl

Derived terms[edit]