massa

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

massa (plural massas)

  1. (US, historical, colloquial) Pronunciation spelling of master, representing African-American Vernacular English.
    • 1912, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World [], London, New York, N.Y.: Hodder and Stoughton, →OCLC:
      "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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

massa m or f (masculine and 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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Further reading[edit]

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin massa (mass).

Noun[edit]

massa

  1. mass

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A., Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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
    De massa van het object is 2 kilogram.
    The mass of the object is 2 kilograms.
  2. mass, large amount
    Er was een grote massa mensen aanwezig bij het concert.
    There was a large mass of people present at the concert.
  3. multitude, mass, throng, crowd
    Was er veel volk? — Massa's!
    Were there a lot of people? — Masses!

Derived terms[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

massa

  1. mass (quantity of matter cohering together to make one body)
  2. mass, bulk (large quantity; bulk; magnitude; body; size)
  3. (physics) mass (quantity of matter which a body contains)
  4. paste (soft mixture)
    mantelimassaalmond paste
  5. (pharmacy) mass (medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump)

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
abessive massatta massoitta
instructive massoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of massa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative massani massani
accusative nom. massani massani
gen. massani
genitive massani massojeni
massainirare
partitive massaani massojani
inessive massassani massoissani
elative massastani massoistani
illative massaani massoihini
adessive massallani massoillani
ablative massaltani massoiltani
allative massalleni massoilleni
essive massanani massoinani
translative massakseni massoikseni
abessive massattani massoittani
instructive
comitative massoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative massasi massasi
accusative nom. massasi massasi
gen. massasi
genitive massasi massojesi
massaisirare
partitive massaasi massojasi
inessive massassasi massoissasi
elative massastasi massoistasi
illative massaasi massoihisi
adessive massallasi massoillasi
ablative massaltasi massoiltasi
allative massallesi massoillesi
essive massanasi massoinasi
translative massaksesi massoiksesi
abessive massattasi massoittasi
instructive
comitative massoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative massamme massamme
accusative nom. massamme massamme
gen. massamme
genitive massamme massojemme
massaimmerare
partitive massaamme massojamme
inessive massassamme massoissamme
elative massastamme massoistamme
illative massaamme massoihimme
adessive massallamme massoillamme
ablative massaltamme massoiltamme
allative massallemme massoillemme
essive massanamme massoinamme
translative massaksemme massoiksemme
abessive massattamme massoittamme
instructive
comitative massoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative massanne massanne
accusative nom. massanne massanne
gen. massanne
genitive massanne massojenne
massainnerare
partitive massaanne massojanne
inessive massassanne massoissanne
elative massastanne massoistanne
illative massaanne massoihinne
adessive massallanne massoillanne
ablative massaltanne massoiltanne
allative massallenne massoillenne
essive massananne massoinanne
translative massaksenne massoiksenne
abessive massattanne massoittanne
instructive
comitative massoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative massansa massansa
accusative nom. massansa massansa
gen. massansa
genitive massansa massojensa
massainsarare
partitive massaansa massojaan
massojansa
inessive massassaan
massassansa
massoissaan
massoissansa
elative massastaan
massastansa
massoistaan
massoistansa
illative massaansa massoihinsa
adessive massallaan
massallansa
massoillaan
massoillansa
ablative massaltaan
massaltansa
massoiltaan
massoiltansa
allative massalleen
massallensa
massoilleen
massoillensa
essive massanaan
massanansa
massoinaan
massoinansa
translative massakseen
massaksensa
massoikseen
massoiksensa
abessive massattaan
massattansa
massoittaan
massoittansa
instructive
comitative massoineen
massoinensa

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compounds

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

From Dutch [Term?] 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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: (colloquial) berat
      3. (surgery) tumor: a palpable or visible abnormal globular structure.
    2. a large body of individuals, especially persons.

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Further reading[edit]

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]

An early borrowing from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza, bread), possibly via Etruscan. It is uncertain whether the long /aː/ was carried over. Early Latin regularly rendered the Greek sound represented by ⟨ζ⟩ as /ss/; compare patrissō. In Imperial times, when Greek borrowings were entering Latin with ⟨z⟩, the old massa remained, never replaced by *māza.

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Noun[edit]

massa f (genitive massae); first declension

  1. mass, bulk (of material)
    Synonyms: moles, cŭmŭlus, acervus
  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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • massa”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • massa”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • massa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • massa”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • massa”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:massa.

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Adjective[edit]

massa m or f (plural massas)

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

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Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

massa c

  1. a mass (substance)
  2. (physics) mass (as measured in kilograms)
  3. a mass (of people), a large crowd
    1. ordinary people, the masses, etc.
      den stora massan / massorna
      the masses
  4. a lot (of), many
    en massa saker
    a lot of things
    massor av saker
    lots of things
  5. an intermediate good during paper or cardboard manufacture, like pulp
    Synonyms: (pulp) pappersmassa, (wood pulp) trämassa

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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