See also: maya, matha, Maya, Matha, mayá, ma tha, ma-thà, and māyā

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

maþa

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌸𐌰

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maþô, from Proto-Indo-European *mat-, *mot-, used for insects and vermin. Cognate with Old Saxon maðo (Dutch made (maggot, worm)), Old High German mado (German Made (maggot)), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌸𐌰 (maþa); 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

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑ.θɑ/, [ˈmɑ.ðɑ]

NounEdit

maþa m (nominative plural maþan)

  1. worm; maggot

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Scots: mathe