massy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English massy; equivalent to mass +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

massy (comparative massier, superlative massiest)

  1. Heavy; massive.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act I, scene ii:
      Their plumed helmes are wrought with beaten golde,
      Their ſwords enameld, and about their neckes
      Hangs maſſie chaines of golde downe to the waſte,
      In euery part exceding braue and rich.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book V, lines 627 to 635.
      [] Evening now approach'd / (For we have also our evening and our morn, / We ours for change delectable, not need). / Forthwith from dance to sweet repast they turn / Desirous; all in circles as they stood, . TAbles are set, and on a sudden piled / With angels' food; and rubied nectar flows/ In pearl, in diamond, and massy gold, / Fruit of delicious vines, the growth of heaven.
    • 1874 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Heroic
      When mountains tremble, those two massy pillars / With horrible convulsion to and fro
    • 2003 October 5-8, J. A. Kosinski, 2003 IEEE Symposium on Ultrasonics, volume 1, →ISBN, abstract, pages 70-73
      We develop a set of six coupled equations governing the modal amplitudes and phase angles (mode-center offsets) for the flat, piezoelectric plate resonator with massy electrodes of unequal thickness.

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Noun[edit]

massy

  1. Pronunciation spelling of mercy.
    • 1860, George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
      "But Lors ha' massy, how did you get near such mud as that?" said Sally, ...
  2. Pronunciation spelling of master.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From masse +‎ -y.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmasiː/, /ˈmaseː/

Adjective[edit]

massy

  1. weighty, massy, having great weight.
  2. uncontaminated, unalloyed.
  3. Not hollow; lacking an internal cavity.
  4. tough, firm, sturdy
  5. (rare) Unsculpted; not given a shape, primordial.
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: massy
  • Scots: massie
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a mixture of Old French messiier and Old English mæssian.

Verb[edit]

massy

  1. Alternative form of messen (to hold mass)