maa

EnglishEdit

InterjectionEdit

maa

  1. A bleating sound, as that of a sheep or goat.

VerbEdit

maa ‎(third-person singular simple present maas, present participle maaing, simple past and past participle maaed)

  1. (intransitive) To make such a sound.
    • 1992, Josepha Sherman, A Sampler of Jewish-American Folklore (page 126)
      Now it's even worse! The goat maas all the time. And the smell...
    • 2000, Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes
      Now the twins started to cry and Malachy clung to Mam, sobbing. The cows mooed, the sheep maaed []

AnagramsEdit


EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Cognates include Finnish maa and Karelian mua.

NounEdit

maa ‎(genitive maa, partitive maad)

  1. earth
  2. land
  3. ground
  4. country
  5. countryside

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *maa, From Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Borrowed from an Indo-Aryan language, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méǵ-h2.[1] Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maa

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside
    Voi mennä maalle. One can go to the countryside.
    Voi mennä maahan. One can go into the country. (e.g. to Spain)
    Panin sen maahan. I put it on the ground.
    Hän on maalla. He is in the countryside.
    Hän on maassa. He is in the country. (within the national boundary).
    Hän on maassa. He is on the ground (e.g. after being hit).
  7. (card games) suit

Usage notesEdit

Due to the multiple meanings of maa, case forms are used to distinguish meanings.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of maa (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative maa maat
genitive maan maiden
maitten
partitive maata maita
illative maahan maihin
singular plural
nominative maa maat
accusative nom. maa maat
gen. maan
genitive maan maiden
maitten
partitive maata maita
inessive maassa maissa
elative maasta maista
illative maahan maihin
adessive maalla mailla
ablative maalta mailta
allative maalle maille
essive maana maina
translative maaksi maiksi
instructive main
abessive maatta maitta
comitative maineen

Derived termsEdit

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ www.sgr.fi/susa/92/koivulehto.pdf

IngrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

NounEdit

maa ‎(genitive maan, partitive maata)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

DeclensionEdit


VoticEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Cognates include Estonian maa and Karelian mua.

NounEdit

maa ‎(genitive maa, partitive maat)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "maa" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat

VõroEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe.

NounEdit

maa ‎(genitive maa, partitive maad)

  1. earth
  2. soil
  3. land
  4. ground
  5. country
  6. countryside

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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