messing

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See also: Messing

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

messing

  1. present participle of mess

Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2022), “Messing”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • messing”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2022.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Messing, from Middle High German messinc.

Noun[edit]

messing c or n (singular definite messinget or messingen, not used in plural form)

  1. brass

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch messinc, from Proto-Germanic *masjinga-, of uncertain ultimate origin. Possibly related to Latin massa (mass).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.sɪŋ/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

messing (not comparable)

  1. brazen, made of brass

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of messing
uninflected messing
inflected messing
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. messing
n. sing. messing
plural messing
definite messing
partitive

Noun[edit]

messing n (uncountable)

  1. brass

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “masjinga”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 356

Faroese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Messing, from Middle High German messinc.

Noun[edit]

messing f (genitive singular messingar, uncountable)

  1. brass

Declension[edit]

Declension of messing (singular only)
f6s singular
indefinite definite
nominative messing messingin
accusative messing messingina
dative messing messingini
genitive messingar messingarinnar

Noun[edit]

messing n (genitive singular messings, uncountable)

  1. (rare) brass

Declension[edit]

Declension of messing (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative messing messingið
accusative messing messingið
dative messingi messinginum
genitive messings messingsins

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

messing m (definite singular messingen)

  1. brass (metallic alloy of copper and zinc)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mersing, messing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

messing m (definite singular messingen)

  1. brass (metallic alloy of copper and zinc)

References[edit]