See also: macon, Macon, and Mâcon

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French maçon (mason) from Old French maçon, masson, machun (brick-layer), from Late Latin maciō, machiō (carpenter, brick-layer) (attested 7th century by Isidore de Séville), of Germanic origin, from a derivative of Frankish *makōn (to build, make, work), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (to knead, mix, make), conflated with Frankish *mati (cutter), from Proto-Germanic *matją, *mattukaz (ploughshare, mattock), from Proto-Indo-European *mat- (hoe, mattock). Akin to Old High German steinmezzo (stone mason), mahhōn (to make, work). More at make, mattock.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ma.sɔ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

maçon m (plural maçons)

  1. mason, stonemason; builder
  2. (freemasonry) Mason, Freemason

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Turkish: mason

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • macon (older manuscripts)

EtymologyEdit

Old French maçon.

NounEdit

maçon m (plural maçons)

  1. mason; builder

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin maciō, machiō (carpenter, bricklayer), from a derivative of Frankish *makōn (to work, build, make), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (to knead, mix, make), conflated with Frankish *mati (cutter), from Proto-Germanic *matją, *mattukaz (ploghshare, mattock), from Proto-Indo-European *mat- (hoe, mattock).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maçon m (oblique plural maçons, nominative singular maçons, nominative plural maçon)

  1. mason; builder
    • circa 1155, Wace, Le Roman de Brut:
      Maçons fist querre et carpenters
      Si fist refaire les mousters
      He searched for masons and carpenters
      in order to rebuild the minsters.

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

maçon m (plural maçons)

  1. Alternative form of mação