matras

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

matras

  1. plural of matra

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch matras, from Middle Dutch matrasse, matratse, from Old French materas (modern matelas), from Italian materasso (cognate with Occitan almatrac, Spanish almadraque, Portuguese almadraque), from Arabic مَطْرَح(maṭraḥ), itself perhaps from مُطْرَح(muṭraḥ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

matras (plural matrasse)

  1. A mattress.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maːˈtrɑs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧tras
  • Rhymes: -ɑs

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch matrasse, matratse, from Old French materas (modern matelas), from Italian materasso (cognate with Occitan almatrac, Spanish almadraque, Portuguese almadraque), from Arabic مَطْرَح(maṭraḥ), itself perhaps from مُطْرَح(muṭraḥ).

Noun[edit]

matras n or f (plural matrassen, diminutive matrasje n)

  1. A mattress (a firm pad on which a person can recline and sleep)
  2. By extension, a technical bedding or padding to protect something
  3. (slang, derogatory) A slut, harlot, a girl so easy that 'everybody does her'; sometimes extended to men who are promiscuous
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: matras
  • Indonesian: matras
  • Russian: матрас (matras)
  • Sranan Tongo: matrasi
  • West Frisian: matras

Etymology 2[edit]

From French matras, from Arabic مَطَرَة(maṭara, leather bag).

Noun[edit]

matras m (plural matrassen, diminutive matrasje n)

  1. (obsolete) A container of several types: [18th - early 19th c]
    1. an alchemist's long-necked glass receiver
    2. a leather bag
    3. a urinal

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Provençal matrat (arrow), from Old French matras, from Latin matara, mataris, materis, madaris (Celtic javelin), a word of Celtic/Gaulish origin. Doublet of matras.

Noun[edit]

matras m (plural matras)

  1. a crossbow's square, with a cylindric or quadrangular head

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic مَطَرَة(maṭara, leather bag).

Noun[edit]

matras m (plural matras)

  1. an alchemist's long-necked glass receiver

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Further reading[edit]

  • matras” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World. (1906). United States: Century Company, p. 3660

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch matras.

Noun[edit]

matras (plural, first-person possessive matrasku, second-person possessive matrasmu, third-person possessive matrasnya)

  1. mattress

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English matrass.

Noun[edit]

matras (plural, first-person possessive matrasku, second-person possessive matrasmu, third-person possessive matrasnya)

  1. (chemistry) bolthead flask.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

matras

  1. Alternative form of materas

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَطْرَح(maṭraḥ, place where something is thrown), from طَرَحَ(ṭaraḥa, to throw), perhaps via Italian materasso.

Noun[edit]

matras m (oblique plural matras, nominative singular matras, nominative plural matras)

  1. mattress

Descendants[edit]