mega

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See also: méga, mêga, mëga, mega-, and méga-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the prefix mega-, from Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛɡə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɡə

Adjective[edit]

mega (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Very large.
    • 2004, Nigel Coates, Collidoscope: new interior design (page 26)
      Follow those in the know to the fifth floor of Sega's Joy Polis, a mega indoor amusement park that's part of the Odaiba Decks Tokyo Bay entertainment complex near Tange's Fuji Television building.
  2. (slang) great; excellent
    • 1998, John Barwick, Targeting Text (page 25)
      We had a mega time until Peter fell in the fish pond and cut his leg.
    • 2011, Anna Wilson, Pup Idol: Top of the Pups:
      It was totally mega. The audience clapped and cheered when Teasel had finally finished. So did I.
    • July 15, 2011, Liam Gallagher, quoted at the launch of the new Manchester City F.C. kit
      I've been a City fan since I was a kid, so to be involved with the launch of a new kit is colossal. Manchester City fans are known for having a lot of style and the new shirt looks mega.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

mega f (plural megues)

  1. Clipping of megabyte.

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

mega n

  1. (informal) million

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

Adverb[edit]

mega

  1. (informal) very
    Synonyms: herre, super

Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto ordinal numbers
1,000,000a
    Cardinal : meg
    Ordinal : mega

Etymology[edit]

From meg +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mega (accusative singular megan, plural megaj, accusative plural megajn)

  1. (neologism, rare) millionth
    Synonym: miliona

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mega, from Proto-Germanic *maganą, from Proto-Indo-European *magʰ-, *megʰ-.

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Verb[edit]

mega

  1. must, may

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɡɑ/, [ˈme̞ɡɑ]
  • Rhymes: -eɡɑ
  • Syllabification: me‧ga

Noun[edit]

mega

  1. (computing, colloquial) Short for megatavu (megabyte).
  2. (computing, colloquial) Short for megabitti (megabit).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mega (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mega megat
genitive megan megojen
partitive megaa megoja
illative megaan megoihin
singular plural
nominative mega megat
accusative nom. mega megat
gen. megan
genitive megan megojen
megainrare
partitive megaa megoja
inessive megassa megoissa
elative megasta megoista
illative megaan megoihin
adessive megalla megoilla
ablative megalta megoilta
allative megalle megoille
essive megana megoina
translative megaksi megoiksi
instructive megoin
abessive megatta megoitta
comitative megoineen
Possessive forms of mega (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person megani megamme
2nd person megasi meganne
3rd person megansa

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mega, from Proto-Germanic *maganą, from Proto-Indo-European *magʰ-, *megʰ-.

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Verb[edit]

mega (preterite-present verb, third-person singular present indicative , third-person singular past indicative mátti, supine mátt)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to be allowed, to be permitted, to may
    Þú mátt þetta ekki.You're not allowed to do that.
    Hvað bjóða ykkur að borða?What may offer you to eat?
    Synonym: hafa leyfi til
  2. (intransitive) to must, to have to
    Synonym: verða
  3. to have the strength, to be able
    Synonym: megna

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay mega, from Sanskrit मेघ (megha, cloud).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛɡa]
  • Hyphenation: mè‧ga

Noun[edit]

mega or mèga

  1. cloud (visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air)
    Synonym: awan

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मेघ (megha, cloud).

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Noun[edit]

mega (Jawi spelling ميݢ‎, plural mega-mega, informal 1st possessive megaku, impolite 2nd possessive megamu, 3rd possessive meganya)

  1. cloud (visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air)
    Synonym: awan / اون(more commonly used)

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *meganą, *maganą.

Verb[edit]

mega

  1. must, may
  2. to be able to

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: mega
  • Faroese: mega
  • Old Swedish: magha, mugha
  • Danish: måtte
  • Norwegian: måtte, , umage
  • Westrobothnian: mått, , omaga

References[edit]

  • mega in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛɡa/
  • Hyphenation: me‧ga

Adverb[edit]

mega

  1. (informal) very, super (intensifier)
    Synonyms: muito, super

Noun[edit]

mega m (plural megas or mega)

  1. Clipping of megabyte.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɡa/, [ˈmeɣa]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mega f (plural megas)

  1. Clipping of megabyte.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mega

  1. Feminine singular of adjective mego.

Sundanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mega

  1. Romanization of ᮙᮦᮌ (cloud)