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See also: Masala
Borrowed from Urdu مصالحہ (maṣālḥa, maṣāliḥa, “spice(s)”) / Hindi मसाला (masālā), from Persian مصالح (masâle, “affairs, materials, spices”), plural of مصلحت (maslahat, “affair, policy, best thing to do”), both from Arabic, derived from صَلَحَ (ṣalaḥa, “be fit, competent, usable”).
masala (countable and uncountable, plural masalas)
- Any of many blends of spices used in Indian cuisine, most often containing cardamom, coriander, mace together with pepper, nutmeg, fennel seeds, jeera etc.
- 2020, Avni Doshi, Burnt Sugar, Hamish Hamilton, page 3:
- When she cooked, she reached out for bottles and masalas without glancing up.
- Any dish prepared with such spices.
- We ordered two lamb bhunas and a masala.
- Any powder of ground ingredients, not necessarily used in cuisine.
- mussalla (obsolete)
From Greek μασαλάς (masalás), from Ottoman Turkish مشعله (meşale), from Arabic مِشْعَل (mišʕal).
masala f (plural masalale)
Declension of masala
|indefinite articulation||definite articulation||indefinite articulation||definite articulation|
|nominative/accusative||(o) masala||masalaua||(niște) masalale||masalalele|
|genitive/dative||(unei) masalale||masalalei||(unor) masalale||masalalelor|
- second-person singular voseo imperative of masar combined with la
Borrowed from Arabic مَسْأَلَة (masʔala).
masala (plural masalalar)
- English terms borrowed from Urdu
- English terms derived from Urdu
- English terms borrowed from Hindi
- English terms derived from Hindi
- English terms derived from Persian
- English terms derived from Arabic
- English terms derived from the Arabic root ص ل ح
- English 3-syllable words
- English terms with IPA pronunciation
- English terms with audio links
- Rhymes:English/ɑːlə/3 syllables
- English lemmas
- English nouns
- English uncountable nouns
- English countable nouns
- English terms with quotations
- English terms with usage examples
- en:Food and drink
- Romanian terms borrowed from Greek
- Romanian terms derived from Greek
- Romanian terms derived from Ottoman Turkish
- Romanian terms derived from Arabic
- Romanian lemmas
- Romanian nouns
- Romanian countable nouns
- Romanian feminine nouns
- Romanian dated terms
- Spanish non-lemma forms
- Spanish verb forms
- Uzbek terms borrowed from Arabic
- Uzbek terms derived from Arabic
- Uzbek terms derived from the Arabic root س ء ل
- Uzbek lemmas
- Uzbek nouns