messen

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See also: Messen and meßen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛsən

Noun[edit]

messen

  1. Plural form of mes

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mezzen, from Old High German mezzen, from Proto-West Germanic *metan.

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Verb[edit]

messen (class 5 strong, third-person singular present misst, past tense maß, past participle gemessen, past subjunctive mäße, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to measure (something)
  2. (reflexive) to compete
    sich mit jemandem messento compete with someone
  3. (intransitive) to measure; to be a given size, height, width, length, etc.
    Der Tisch misst 160 Zentimeter.
    The table measures 160 centimeters.

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Further reading[edit]

  • messen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • messen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • messen” in Duden online
  • messen” in OpenThesaurus.de

Hungarian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

metsz +‎ -jen (personal suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛʃːɛn]
  • Hyphenation: mes‧sen

Verb[edit]

messen

  1. third-person singular subjunctive present indefinite of metsz

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a mixture of Old French messiier and Old English mæssian. Equivalent to messe (mass) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

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messen

  1. To hold Mass (the service) or the Eucharist (the sacrament)
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  • English: mass (obsolete)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From mes (serving) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix), from Old French mes (portion of food), from Late Latin missum (portion of food put on the table).

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messen

  1. To deliver food to a table; to serve up food.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From masse +‎ -en (plural ending).

Noun[edit]

messen

  1. plural of masse (mass)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

messen m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of messe

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

messen

  1. definite plural of mess

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