matras

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See also: Matras, matrâs, and matràs

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 Arabicمَطْرَح(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 Arabicمَطْرَح(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 Arabicمَطَرَة(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]

  • IPA(key): /ma.tʁa/, /ma.tʁɑ/

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Provençal matrat (arrow), from Old French matras, from Latin matara, 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]

Borrowed from Arabicمَطَرَة(maṭara, leather bag).

Noun[edit]

matras m (plural matras)

  1. an alchemist's long-necked glass receiver

Further reading[edit]

  • matras”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • 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

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch matras.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mattress

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English matrass.

Noun[edit]

matras (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 Arabicمَطْرَح(maṭraḥ, place where something is thrown), from ⁧طَرَحَ(ṭaraḥa, to throw), perhaps via Italian materasso.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mattress

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