mensa

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See also: Mensa and mēnsa

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mensa ‎(plural mensae)

  1. In planetary geology, a large mesa-like area of raised land.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mēnsa ‎(table).

Noun[edit]

mensa f ‎(plural mense)

  1. refectory
  2. a meal, food on the table
  3. a table
  4. (uncommon) a Christian altar

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably the feminine form of the perfect passive participle of mēnsus ‎(measured).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mēnsa f ‎(genitive mēnsae); first declension

  1. a table
  2. a table of food; meal, course, feast
  3. an altar (sacrificial table)
  4. vocative singular of mēnsa

mēnsā f

  1. ablative singular of mēnsa

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mēnsa mēnsae
genitive mēnsae mēnsārum
dative mēnsae mēnsīs
accusative mēnsam mēnsās
ablative mēnsā mēnsīs
vocative mēnsa mēnsae

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Descendants[edit]

Participle[edit]

mēnsa

  1. nominative feminine singular of mēnsus
  2. nominative neuter plural of mēnsus
  3. accusative neuter plural of mēnsus
  4. vocative feminine singular of mēnsus
  5. vocative neuter plural of mēnsus

mēnsā

  1. ablative feminine singular of mēnsus

References[edit]

  • mensa in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mensa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • MENSA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • mensa in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to load the tables with the most exquisite viands: mensas exquisitissimis epulis instruere (Tusc. 5. 21. 62)
    • a table bountifully spread: mensae exstructae
    • the dessert: secunda mensa (Att. 14. 6. 2)
    • (ambiguous) the intercalary year (month, day): annus (mensis, dies) intercalaris
  • mensa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mensa in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • mensa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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Adjective[edit]

mensa

  1. feminine singular of menso