massa

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See also: Massa, mässa, and mássá

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

massa (plural massas)

  1. (US, historical, colloquial) Pronunciation spelling of master, representing African-American Vernacular English.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      "All well, Massa Challenger, all well!" he cried. "Me stay here. No fear. You always find me when you want." His honest black face, and the immense view before us, which carried us half-way back to the affluent of the Amazon, helped us to remember that we really were upon this earth in the twentieth century, and had not by some magic been conveyed to some raw planet in its earliest and wildest state.

Usage notes[edit]

Associated with slavery.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch massa, from Middle Dutch masse, from Old French masse, from Latin massa, from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.sa/
  • Hyphenation: mas‧sa

Noun[edit]

massa (plural massas)

  1. (physics) mass
  2. mass, large amount
  3. multitude, mass, throng, crowd

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin massa, from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, bread).

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Adjective[edit]

massa (masculine plural massos, feminine plural masses)

  1. too much, too many

Adverb[edit]

massa

  1. too (to an excessive degree)
  2. excessively, too much
    Synonym: (obsolete) trop

Noun[edit]

massa f (plural masses)

  1. mass (quantity of matter)
    massa críticacritical mass
  2. dough
    Synonym: pasta

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin massa (mass).

Noun[edit]

massa

  1. mass

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch masse, from Old French masse, from Latin massa, from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza).[1] The Latin spelling was adopted in the seventeenth century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑ.saː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mas‧sa

Noun[edit]

massa f (plural massa's, diminutive massaatje n)

  1. (physics) mass
  2. mass, large amount
  3. multitude, mass, throng, crowd
    Was er veel volk? — Massa's!
    Were there a lot of people? — Masses!

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: massa
  • Indonesian: massa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish massa, from Late Latin massa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑsːɑ/, [ˈmɑs̠ːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑsːɑ
  • Syllabification: mas‧sa

Noun[edit]

massa

  1. mass
  2. bulk
  3. paste (soft mixture)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of massa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative massa massat
genitive massan massojen
partitive massaa massoja
illative massaan massoihin
singular plural
nominative massa massat
accusative nom. massa massat
gen. massan
genitive massan massojen
massainrare
partitive massaa massoja
inessive massassa massoissa
elative massasta massoista
illative massaan massoihin
adessive massalla massoilla
ablative massalta massoilta
allative massalle massoille
essive massana massoina
translative massaksi massoiksi
instructive massoin
abessive massatta massoitta
comitative massoineen
Possessive forms of massa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person massani massamme
2nd person massasi massanne
3rd person massansa

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

massa

  1. third-person singular past historic of masser

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

massa

  1. inflection of massi:
    1. indefinite accusative
    2. indefinite dative singular
    3. indefinite genitive

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Dutch massa, from Middle Dutch masse, from Old French attested from the 11th century, via late Latin massa (lump, dough), from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, barley-cake, lump (of dough)). The Greek noun is derived from the verb μάσσω (mássō, to knead), ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European *maǵ- (to oil, knead). Standard spelling retain double s to avoid confusion with word masa (time).

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Noun[edit]

massa (first-person possessive massaku, second-person possessive massamu, third-person possessive massanya)

  1. mass:
    1. (physical) matter, material:
      1. a quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size.
      2. (physics) the quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
        Synonym: berat
      3. (surgery) a palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
    2. a large body of individuals, especially persons.

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

massa (plural massas)

  1. mass, multitude or cluster

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin massa, from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, bread).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmas.sa/
  • Rhymes: -assa
  • Hyphenation: màs‧sa

Noun[edit]

massa f (plural masse)

  1. mass (all senses)
  2. crowd

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, bread), perhaps through Etruscan, leading to a short vowel in the resulting Latin word, as otherwise degemination of the stem -ss- to a single -s- would be expected after a long vowel. After the letter z had become available for representing words from Greek with greater exactitude, this word remained massa, without being replaced by māza.

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Noun[edit]

massa f (genitive massae); first declension

  1. mass, bulk (of material)
    Synonyms: moles, cŭmŭlus
  2. load, burden
    Synonym: onus
  3. dough
  4. lump

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative massa massae
Genitive massae massārum
Dative massae massīs
Accusative massam massās
Ablative massā massīs
Vocative massa massae

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese massa, from Latin massa (mass; dough), from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, bread), from μάσσω (mássō, I handle; I knead), probably from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ǵ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.sɐ/, [ˈma.sɐ]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

massa f (plural massas)

  1. (cooking) dough (mix of flour and other ingredients)
  2. (cooking) pasta
  3. a concentration of substance or tightly packed objects
  4. (construction) mortar (mixture for bonding bricks)
  5. multitude (a great mass of people)
  6. (uncountable, physics) mass (quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume)
  7. (slang, uncountable) money

Quotations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

massa m or f (plural massas, comparable)

  1. (Brazil, informal) cool (in fashion, part of or fitting the in-crowd)
  2. (Brazil, informal) great; amazing; awesome
    Aprender línguas é muito massa!Learning languages is awesome!

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Swedish[edit]

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massa c

  1. a mass (of people; the masses), a large crowd
  2. a lot (of), many
    en massa saker
    a lot of things
    massor av saker
    lots of things
  3. a mass (a substance)
  4. (physics) mass (as measured in kilograms)

Declension[edit]

Declension of massa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative massa massan massor massorna
Genitive massas massans massors massornas

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