MacedonianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

мат (mat) (not comparable) (indeclinable)

  1. matte

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French mat, short for échec et mat, from Persian شاه مات(šâh mât), from Arabic شَاهُ مَاتَ(šāhu māta, the king is dead).

NounEdit

мат (matm inan (genitive ма́та, nominative plural ма́ты, genitive plural ма́тов)

  1. (chess) checkmate, mate (Russian notation: ×)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French mat, probably from Latin mattus.

NounEdit

мат (matm inan (genitive ма́та, uncountable)

  1. (singular only) mat, matte finish, frost (glass)
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Etymology 3Edit

 
гимнасти́ческий мат

Borrowed from English mat or Dutch mat.

NounEdit

мат (matm inan (genitive ма́та, nominative plural ма́ты, genitive plural ма́тов)

  1. mat, floor mat (woven floor covering, or soft floor pad in athletics)
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Etymology 4Edit

 
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Abbreviated from the expression ма́терная брань (máternaja branʹ), ultimately from мать (matʹ, mother).[1]

NounEdit

мат (matm inan (genitive ма́та, uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) foul language; language that includes obscene words deriving from a small set of roots for sex, sexual organs, and sexuality
    покрыва́ть ма́томpokryvátʹ mátomto heap scurrilous abuse on someone
    крича́ть благи́м ма́томkričátʹ blagím mátomto scream blue murder
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Н. М. Шанский; Т. А. Боброва (2004), “мат (3)”, in Школьный этимологический словарь русского языка. Происхождение слов (in Russian), Дрофа