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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.
    • (Can we date this quote?), 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.

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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)

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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

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): /mǎːtsa/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ca

NounEdit

máca f (Cyrillic spelling ма́ца)

  1. (hypocoristic) cat, kitty

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SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • maca” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Quechua maqa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maca f (plural macas)

  1. maca (Andean herb)

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