maza

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza). Doublet of mass.

Noun[edit]

maza

  1. An Ancient Greek barley cake.

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese maça, from Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea, from Latin mateola, from a Proto-Indo-European root describing similar tools: Old High German medela (plow), Old Church Slavonic мотыка (motyka, mattock), मत्य (matya, club, harrow).

Cognate with Portuguese maça, Spanish maza, Catalan maça, French masse, Italian mazza.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaθa̝/, (western) /ˈmasa̝/

Noun[edit]

maza f (plural mazas)

  1. mace, club (weapon)
    • 1361, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia., page 92
      Iten, mando vender a miña cóffea do çendal e hua maça d'açeyro et se meta en missas por miña alma
      Item, I order that they should sell my sendal coif and a steel mace, to be put in masses for my soul
    • 1370, R. Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 518:
      Desý ajuntárõse todos, et alý se cõmeçou hũ torneo et hũ acapelamento tã cruu et tã sen piadade que esto sería hũa grã marauilla de contar, ca nũca fuj õme ẽno mũdo quen uisse tal rresoar de maças et d'espadas perlos elmos et perlos escudos.
      Then everyone came together, and it began a tournament and a carnage so crude and pitiless that it would be a great wonder to narrate it; because never was a man in the world who ever saw [sic] such a resounding of maces and swords on the helms and shields
  2. mallet
  3. threshing (of the flax)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • maça” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • maça” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • maza” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • maza” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • maza” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Hausa[edit]

Adverb[edit]

maza

  1. quickly, as quickly as possible

Kituba[edit]

Noun[edit]

maza

  1. water

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek μᾶζα (mâza).

Noun[edit]

māza f (genitive māzae); first declension

  1. maza

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative māza māzae
Genitive māzae māzārum
Dative māzae māzīs
Accusative māzam māzās
Ablative māzā māzīs
Vocative māza māzae

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Latvian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maza

  1. genitive singular masculine form of mazs
  2. nominative singular feminine form of mazs

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

maza (Cyrillic spelling маза)

  1. genitive singular of maz

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea, from Latin mateola, from a Proto-Indo-European root describing similar tools; see also Old High German medela (plow), Old Church Slavonic мотыка (motyka, mattock), मत्य (matya, club, harrow). Related to Portuguese maça, Catalan maça, French masse, Italian mazza, English mace.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maza f (plural mazas)

  1. mace, club (weapon)
  2. mallet (in polo)
  3. handle (of a billiards or snooker cue)
  4. drumstick (for playing drums)
  5. meat tenderizer

Derived terms[edit]

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