maþa

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

maþa

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌸𐌰

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maþô, from Indo-European *math-, *moth- used for insects and vermin. Cognate with Old Saxon maðo (Dutch made ‘maggot, worm’), Old High German mado (German Made ‘maggot’), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌸𐌰; Old Norse had the diminutive form maðkr (dialectal English mawk; compare also maddock). The Indo-European root is also the source of Old Armenian մաթիլ (matʿil, small louse).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maþa m

  1. worm; maggot

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Last modified on 16 August 2013, at 16:37