máscara

See also: mascara, Mascara, mascará, and màscara

GalicianEdit

 
Felos from the carnival of Maceda, Galicia

EtymologyEdit

Attested since circa 1800. Ultimately from Italian maschera.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

máscara f (plural máscaras)

  1. mask (a cover for disguise)
    Synonym: carantoña
  2. mask (a person wearing a mask)
    Synonyms: carantoña, felo
  3. mask (a cover for protection)

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PortugueseEdit

 
máscara

EtymologyEdit

From Italian maschera (mask, disguise), from Medieval Latin masca, mascha, mascus (mask, nightmare, ghost), of uncertain origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

máscara f (plural máscaras)

  1. mask

Usage notesEdit

  • Máscara is a false friend, and does not mean mascara. Portuguese equivalents are shown in the "Translations" section of the English entry mascara.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian maschera, possibly ultimately from Arabic مَسْخَرَة(masḵara, buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous), from سَخِرَ(saḵira, to ridicule, to laugh at). More details at English mask.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaskaɾa/, [ˈmas.ka.ɾa]

NounEdit

máscara f (plural máscaras)

  1. mask

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DescendantsEdit

  • Polish: maszkara