mason

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See also: Mason, máson, masón, and Masoń

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English masoun, machun, from Anglo-Norman machun, masson, Old French maçon, from Late Latin maciō (carpenter, bricklayer), from a derivative of Frankish *makōn (to work, build, make), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (to knead, mix, make), conflated with *mati (cutter), from Proto-Germanic *matją, *mattukaz (ploghshare, mattock), from Proto-Indo-European *mat- (hoe, mattock).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɪsən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪsən

Noun[edit]

mason (plural masons)

  1. A bricklayer, one whose occupation is to build with stone or brick
  2. One who prepares stone for building purposes.
  3. A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.

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Verb[edit]

mason (third-person singular simple present masons, present participle masoning, simple past and past participle masoned)

  1. (transitive, normally with a preposition) To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons
    to mason up a well or terrace
    to mason in a kettle or boiler

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

mason

  1. accusative singular of maso

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

mason

  1. fruit of the Ziziphus jujuba (syn. Ziziphus vulgaris)

References[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French maçon, from Middle French maçon (mason), from Old French maçon, masson, machun (brick-layer), from Late Latin maciō, machiō (carpenter, brick-layer), from a derivative of Frankish *makōn (to build, make, work), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (to knead, mix, make), conflated with Frankish *mati (cutter), from Proto-Germanic *matją, *mattukaz (ploughshare, mattock), from Proto-Indo-European *mat- (hoe, mattock).

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Noun[edit]

mason m pers (feminine masonka)

  1. mason, Freemason
    Synonym: wolnomularz

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Further reading[edit]

  • mason in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mason in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French maçon

Noun[edit]

mason m (plural masoni)

  1. freemason

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Seychellois Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

mason

  1. fruit of the Ziziphus jujuba (syn. Ziziphus vulgaris)

References[edit]

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français