musa

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See also: Musa, mūsā, mūsa, muša, and mušā

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

musa f (plural muses)

  1. muse (source of inspiration)

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Noun[edit]

musa f (plural muses)

  1. muse (source of inspiration)

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Adjective[edit]

musa (accusative singular musan, plural musaj, accusative plural musajn)

  1. murine

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of musiikki (music).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mu‧sa
  • Rhymes: -usɑ
  • IPA(key): [ˈmusɑ]

Noun[edit]

musa

  1. (colloquial) music

Declension[edit]

Inflection of musa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative musa musat
genitive musan musien
partitive musaa musia
illative musaan musiin
singular plural
nominative musa musat
accusative nom. musa musat
gen. musan
genitive musan musien
musainrare
partitive musaa musia
inessive musassa musissa
elative musasta musista
illative musaan musiin
adessive musalla musilla
ablative musalta musilta
allative musalle musille
essive musana musina
translative musaksi musiksi
instructive musin
abessive musatta musitta
comitative musineen

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French[edit]

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musa

  1. third-person singular past historic of muser

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

musa f (plural musas)

  1. muse (source of inspiration)

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmu.za/, [ˈmuːz̪ä]
  • Stress: mùsa
  • Hyphenation: mu‧sa

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mūsa/Mūsa, from Ancient Greek μοῦσα (moûsa)/Μοῦσα (Moûsa).

Noun[edit]

musa f (plural muse)

  1. (Greek mythology, usually capitalized) Muse
    • 1472, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback, in Italian), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto II, lines 7–9, page 21:
      O muse, o alto ingegno, or m'aiutate; ¶ o mente che scrivesti ciò ch'io vidi, ¶ qui si parrà la tua nobilitate. []
      O Muses, O high genius, now assist me! ¶ O memory, that didst write down what I saw, ¶ here thy nobility shall be manifest!
    • 1581, Torquato Tasso, Gerusalemme liberata [Jerusalem Delivered][1], Erasmo Viotti, Canto I, page 2:
      O Muſa, tu, che di caduchi allori ¶ non circondi la fronte in Elicona ¶ ma sù nel cielo infra beati chori ¶ hai di ſtelle immortali aurea corona []
      O Muse, you who don't encircle your head with caducous laurel in Helicon, but instead, among blessed choirs up in the sky, have a golden crown of immortal stars []
    • 1822, Ippolito Pindemonte, transl., Odissea [Odyssey][2] (in Italian), translation of Ὀδύσσεια (Odýsseia) by Homer, Book I, page 1:
      Musa, quell’uom di moltiforme ingegno ¶ dimmi, che molto errò, poich’ebbe a terra ¶ gittate d’Iliòn le sacre torri; []
      O Muse, tell me about that man of multiform ingenuity, that much wandered after bringing down the sacred towers of Troy []
  2. (figuratively)
    1. poetic inspiration
    2. (by extension) poetry
    3. poet

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin musa, from Arabic موزة (mawza).

Noun[edit]

musa f (plural muse)

  1. The Musa taxonomic genus.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek μοῦσα (moûsa). Akin to mēns (mind, reason).

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Noun[edit]

mūsa f (genitive mūsae); first declension

  1. song, poem
  2. (in the plural) studies, sciences
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mūsa mūsae
genitive mūsae mūsārum
dative mūsae mūsīs
accusative mūsam mūsās
ablative mūsā mūsīs
vocative mūsa mūsae
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References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “musa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • musa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • musa in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic موزة (mawza).

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Noun[edit]

musa f (genitive musae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) banana
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative musa musae
genitive musae musārum
dative musae musīs
accusative musam musās
ablative musā musīs
vocative musa musae
Descendants[edit]
  • Translingual: Musa

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

musa m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of mus

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

musa f

  1. definite singular of mus

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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musas

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mūsa, from Ancient Greek Μοῦσα (Moûsa, Muse).

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Noun[edit]

musa f (plural musas)

  1. Muse
  2. muse (a source of inspiration)
  3. A poet's creative and poetic genius.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mūsa, from Ancient Greek Μοῦσα (Moûsa).

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Noun[edit]

musa f (plural musas)

  1. Muse
  2. muse (a source of inspiration)
  3. A poet's creative and poetic genius.
  4. (literary) poetry

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Zulu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

musa (to one person, to multiple people musani)

  1. (with infinitive) don't
    Synonyms: kahle

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