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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Afrikaans maat (mate, buddy).

NounEdit

maat (plural maats)

  1. (South Africa, slang) mate; buddy
    • 2007, William Higham, The Hammarskjold Killing, page 226:
      A lot of my maats went west.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch maat.

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NounEdit

maat (plural maats, diminutive maatjie)

  1. mate, buddy

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From older mate, which still exists in parallel with this form. From Middle Dutch mate, from Old Dutch *māta, from Proto-Germanic *mētō.

NounEdit

maat f (plural maten, diminutive maatje n)

  1. size, measure.
  2. rhythm, beat
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Etymology 2Edit

From a borrowing of Middle Low German māt, māte, from Old Saxon *gimato, cognate with Old High German gimazzo, English mate.

NounEdit

maat m (plural maten or maats, diminutive maatje n)

  1. mate, buddy
  2. shipmate etc.
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  • Afrikaans: maat
  • → Sranan Tongo: mati (via the diminutive)

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

maat

  1. Nominative plural form of maa.

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

maat (nominative plural maats)

  1. (nautical) mast

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