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]

Borrowing from Latin mēnsa (table).[1]

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)

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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Participle[edit]

mēnsa

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

mēnsā

  1. ablative feminine singular of mēnsus

References[edit]

  • mensa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mensa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mensa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mensa” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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