moa

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See also: Moa, MOA, mo'a, moả, and mỏa

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori moa, from Proto-Polynesian *moa (fowl).

moas

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa (plural moas)

  1. Any of several species of large, extinct, flightless birds of the family Dinornithidae that were native to New Zealand; until its extinction, one species was the largest bird in the world. [from 19th c.]
    • 2000, Errol Fuller, Extinct Birds, Oxford 2000, p. 29:
      The moas (order Dinornithiformes) of New Zealand are likewise extinct but almost certainly some still survived when Tasman first sighted the islands in 1642.

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'Are'are[edit]

Verb[edit]

moa

  1. to vomit

References[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo(ː)ɑ/, [ˈmo̞(ː)ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -oɑ
  • Syllabification: mo‧a

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. moa (large, extinct, flightless birds of the family Dinornithidae that were native to New Zealand)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of moa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative moa moat
genitive moan moien
partitive moaa moia
illative moaan moiin
singular plural
nominative moa moat
accusative nom. moa moat
gen. moan
genitive moan moien
moainrare
partitive moaa moia
inessive moassa moissa
elative moasta moista
illative moaan moiin
adessive moalla moilla
ablative moalta moilta
allative moalle moille
essive moana moina
translative moaksi moiksi
instructive moin
abessive moatta moitta
comitative moineen
Possessive forms of moa (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person moani moamme
2nd person moasi moanne
3rd person moansa

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Galician[edit]

moas ("millstones") inside a traditional Galician mill
moa ("grindstone")

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Galician proper moa, from Latin mola (millstone), from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind). Cognate of Portuguese and of Spanish muela.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa f (plural moas)

  1. molar
  2. millstone
  3. grindstone
    • 1448, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros, page 295:
      que lle quebrantaron duas moas de moer ferramenta, que sían armadas et encabalgadas
      that they broke two grindstones used for sharpening tools, that were framed and mounted
  4. whetstone
  5. heap
  6. gizzard

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Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • moa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • moa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • moa” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • moa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. chicken or similar fowl

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English moa, from Maori moa, from Proto-Polynesian *moa (fowl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔ.a/
  • Rhymes: -ɔa
  • Hyphenation: mòa

Noun[edit]

moa m (invariable)

  1. moa

References[edit]

  • moa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

moa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of モア

Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. earth
  2. ground
  3. land

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. eel

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. moa a bird (extinct, Dinornis)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: moa

Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. chicken

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa m (definite singular moaen, indefinite plural moaer, definite plural moaene)

  1. moa (large, extinct flightless bird of New Zealand)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa m (definite singular moaen, indefinite plural moaer or moaar, definite plural moaene or moaane)

  1. moa (large, extinct flightless bird of New Zealand)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa f (plural moas)

  1. moa (large, extinct flightless bird of New Zealand)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

moa

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of moer
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of moer
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of moer
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of moer

Rapa Nui[edit]

He moa.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa. Cognates include Hawaiian moa and Maori moa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. chicken

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui, Berlin, →ISBN, page 29

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. chicken or similar fowl

Derived terms[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English more.

Adverb[edit]

moa

  1. more

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French moi (me).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

moa

  1. (obsolete, humorous) I; me

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