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CatalanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Mosa, from Celtic, deriving from Proto-Celtic *mosā.

Proper nounEdit

Mosa m

  1. Meuse

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Mosa, from Celtic, deriving from Proto-Celtic *mosā.

Proper nounEdit

 
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Mosa ?

  1. The river Meuse

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Celtic, deriving from Proto-Celtic *mosā, of uncertain origin; possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mā- (to stupefy) in the sense of the river's tortuousness, cognate with Proto-Germanic *masōną (to confound, be weary, dream) (modern English maze), Welsh mydu (to vault, arch), Old Norse meis (curvatura).[1]

Or, Albrecht Greule writes that it could perhaps be from *meh₂d-, whence Latin madeō (I am wet) and Ancient Greek μεστός (mestós, full).[2]

Compare also Proto-Germanic *Masō (Dutch Maas), presumably from the same source.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mosa m sg (genitive Mosae); first declension

  1. Meuse or Maas (a river in what was Belgic Gaul)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Mosa
Genitive Mosae
Dative Mosae
Accusative Mosam
Ablative Mosā
Vocative Mosa

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ferguson, Robert (1862): The River-names of Europe, p. 142
  2. ^ Albrecht Greule, Deutsches Gewässernamenbuch: Etymologie der Gewässernamen (2014)

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mosa m

  1. Meuse (a river in France, Belgium and the Netherlands)

SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Mosa.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mosa m

  1. the river Meuse

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