matar

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Most likely from Latin mactāre, present active infinitive of mactō (through a Vulgar Latin root *mattāre). Alternatively, possibly from Vulgar Latin *mattare, from Latin mattus.

Verb[edit]

matar (first-person singular indicative present mato, past participle matáu)

  1. to kill

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Most likely from Latin mactāre, present active infinitive of mactō. Alternatively, possibly from Vulgar Latin *mattare, from Latin mattus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

matar (first-person singular present mato, past participle matat)

  1. to kill

Conjugation[edit]

as cantar except for past participle (matat or mort)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese matar, most likely from Latin mactāre, present active infinitive of mactō (through a Vulgar Latin root *mattāre). Alternatively, possibly from Vulgar Latin *mattare, from Latin mattus.

Verb[edit]

matar (first-person singular present mato, first-person singular preterite matei, past participle matado)

  1. to kill
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of matar
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of matar

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese matar, from Vulgar Latin *mattāre, most likely from Latin mactāre, present active infinitive of mactō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

matar (first-person singular present indicative mato, short past participle morto, long past participle matado)

  1. to kill; to murder; to assassinate

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:matar.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, most likely from Latin mactāre, present active infinitive of mactō (through a Vulgar Latin root *mattāre). Alternatively, possibly from Arabic مَاتَ (māta, to die), or from Vulgar Latin *mattare (to kill), from Latin mattus. Compare Portuguese and Catalan matar, archaic Italian mattare. Cf. also Italian ammazzare, Spanish mazar.

Verb[edit]

matar (first-person singular present mato, first-person singular preterite maté, past participle matado)

  1. to put out
  2. to kill
  3. to butcher
  4. to dull
  5. to round off
  6. to ruin

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

matar

  1. present tense of mata.