See also: macà, maça, maçã, maçâ, mącą, and маса

EnglishEdit

 
The maca root

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish from Quechua maqa.

NounEdit

maca (uncountable)

  1. The Andean medicinal herb Lepidium meyenii, or an extract of the root of this plant.
    • 2009, M. Hermann and T. Bernet, The transition of maca from neglect to market prominence, page 18:
      The overwhelming majority of maca roots are dried after harvest. In the cold, dry atmosphere of the puna the dried roots remain edible for several years. A minor proportion of the freshly harvested roots are roasted in huatias, earthen ovens []
    • 2007, March 18, “G. Pascal Zachary”, in Is the Key to Creativity in Your Pillbox, or in Your PC?[1]:
      The gap between what the Internet promises and what it delivers is part of the reason that people [] continue to turn to enhancers from caffeine to maca to virtual reality.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


AfarEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

macá

  1. what? (inanimate)

ReferencesEdit

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil, L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), 2015

ArabelaEdit

NounEdit

maca (plural macaca)

  1. stick

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

maca

  1. feminine singular of maco

Classical NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nahuan *maka, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *makaC.

VerbEdit

maca

  1. give

DrehuEdit

NounEdit

maca

  1. right (direction)

ReferencesEdit


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

maca

  1. maca, Peruvian ginseng, Lepidium meyenii

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of maca (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative maca macat
genitive macan macojen
partitive macaa macoja
illative macaan macoihin
singular plural
nominative maca macat
accusative nom. maca macat
gen. macan
genitive macan macojen
macainrare
partitive macaa macoja
inessive macassa macoissa
elative macasta macoista
illative macaan macoihin
adessive macalla macoilla
ablative macalta macoilta
allative macalle macoille
essive macana macoina
translative macaksi macoiksi
instructive macoin
abessive macatta macoitta
comitative macoineen
Possessive forms of maca (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person macani macamme
2nd person macasi macanne
3rd person macansa

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maca

  1. vocative plural of mac

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maca mhaca not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

JavaneseEdit

Other scripts
Carakan ꦩꦕ
Roman maca

EtymologyEdit

N- +‎ waca (to read)

VerbEdit

maca (ngoko maca, krama maos)

  1. to read

ReferencesEdit

  • "maca" in W. J. S. Poerwadarminta, Bausastra Jawa. J. B. Wolters' Uitgevers-Maatschappij N. V. Groningen, Batavia, 1939

PaiwanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *maCa.

NounEdit

maca

  1. eye

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.t͡sa/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

maca

  1. third-person singular present of macać

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish hamaca.

NounEdit

maca f (plural macas)

  1. stretcher (simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured or dead person)
  2. gurney (wheeled bed used in hospitals)
  3. sailor’s hammock

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *maca.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mǎːt͡sa/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ca

NounEdit

máca f (Cyrillic spelling ма́ца)

  1. (hypocoristic) cat, kitty

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • maca” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Quechua maqa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maca f (plural macas)

  1. maca (Andean herb)

Further readingEdit