masse

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See also: Masse, massé, Maße, mâsse, and mäße

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Noun[edit]

masse c (singular definite massen, plural indefinite masser)

  1. (physics) mass

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

masse f (plural masses)

  1. a paste, a dough
  2. large amount or quantity of something; mass
  3. something perceived as a whole, without distinguishing its parts
  4. a sum or combination of things treated as a whole
  5. a majority, especially of people
  6. an archaic unit of count
  7. (finance, law) a sum of allotted money
  8. (physics) mass
  9. (electronics) earth, ground (of e.g. a plug)

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masse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of masser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of masser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of masser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of masser
  5. second-person singular imperative of masser

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French mace, from Late Latin mattia or Vulgar Latin *mattea (compare Occitan massa, Catalan maça, Italian mazza, Spanish maza, Portuguese maça), probably derived from Latin mateola (hoe), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mat (hoe, plow) (compare Old High German medela (plow), Russian моты́га (motýga, hoe, mattock), Persian آماج (āmāǰ) ‘plow’, Sanskrit मत्य (matyá, harrow)).

Noun[edit]

masse f (plural masses)

  1. mace (weapon)
  2. a sledgehammer

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Noun[edit]

masse f pl

  1. plural of massa

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman masse, from Latin massa, from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza).

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masse (plural massez)

  1. A lump, blob, or mass.
  2. A collection or mass of small objects that are fused together.
  3. (anatomy) blood (believed in medieval times to be a mixture of the four humours)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a conflation of Anglo-Norman messe and Old English mæsse.

Noun[edit]

masse

  1. Alternative form of messe

Etymology 3[edit]

From masse +‎ -y.

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masse

  1. Alternative form of massy (massy)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old French mace.

Noun[edit]

masse

  1. Alternative form of mace (mace)

Etymology 5[edit]

From masen.

Noun[edit]

masse

  1. Alternative form of mase (a bewildering thought or thing)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin massa

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masse m (definite singular massen, indefinite plural masser, definite plural massene)

  1. a mass

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin massa

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masse m (definite singular massen, indefinite plural massar, definite plural massane)

  1. a mass

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