tassa

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tassa (plural tassas)

  1. A large Indian drum, traditionally played at weddings.
    • 1999, Kenrick P. Thomas, Panriga: Tacarigua's Contribution to the Evolution of the Steelband Phenomenon in Trinidad and Tobago:
      African men in the district also excelled on the tassa drums at the Indian weddings and hosay festivals, playing alongside their Indian fellow villagers.
    • 2006, Hemchand Gossai, River Crossings: Memories of a Journey, →ISBN:
      He was widely recognized as the finest tassa player in the area. Some may be skilled, but his was a gift.
    • 2013, King Liar, →ISBN, page 106:
      Together, the four tassa players produced an intoxicating rhythm that held the visitors almost entranced. A group of old Indian women in bright coloured saris were waiting for the tassa group to finish their performance so that they might start singing the traditional wedding songs.

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic طَاس(ṭās).

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Noun[edit]

tassa f (plural tasses)

  1. cup, mug
  2. basin, bowl (of a toilet)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

tassa

  1. third-person singular past historic of tasser

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

tassa (plural tassas)

  1. cup

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtas.sa/
  • Rhymes: -assa
  • Hyphenation: tàs‧sa

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin taxa.

Noun[edit]

tassa f (plural tasse)

  1. tax, duty, dues
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Verb[edit]

tassa

  1. inflection of tassare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

tassa

  1. masculine/neuter genitive/dative singular of ta (that)

Pronoun[edit]

tassa

  1. (demonstrative) to him, to it, to that
  2. (demonstrative) his, its, of that

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tass +‎ -a

Verb[edit]

tassa (present tassar, preterite tassade, supine tassat, imperative tassa)

  1. to walk quietly; as to not wake up someone asleep

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