moa

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See also: Moa, MOA, and mo'a

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

moas

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Noun[edit]

moa (plural moas)

  1. A very large, extinct, flightless bird of the family Dinornithidae that was native to New Zealand; until its extinction, one species was the largest bird in the world.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. moa

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

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Galician[edit]

moas ("millstones") inside a traditional Galician mill

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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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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 Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • moa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. chicken or similar fowl

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

moa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of モア

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. eel

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. moa a bird (extinct, Dinornis)

Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. chicken

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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

Noun[edit]

moa

  1. chicken

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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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