matar

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]


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)

References[edit]


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

Conjugation[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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
    matou-lhe a tiros - killed him with gunshots
  2. (figuratively) to exhaust, to tire excessively
    Minhas pernas estão me matando! - My legs are killing me!
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to satisfy, to satiate, to quench (hunger, thirst, desires)
    Antes de matar meu desejo de caminhar, preciso matar minha sede. - Before satisfying my desire to hike, I need to quench my thirst
  4. (transitive, figuratively) to eradicate, to destroy completely, to cause disappearing of
    matou-lhe as esperanças - killed his hopes
  5. (figuratively) to cause severe affliction, distress, sorrow or other mental suffering
    Essas palavras matam! - These words can kill!
  6. (reflexive) to commit suicide
    ela matou-se com a faca - she killed herself with the knife

Quotations[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

Conjugation[edit]


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

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

matar

  1. present tense of mata.