From earlier mazana, from Vulgar Latin (Iberian dialect) mattiana, shortened from Latin mala matiana, a kind of apple, literally apples of Matius. Matius, a friend of Caesar, was a Roman horticulturalist and author of cookbooks.
Cognate with Portuguese maçã.
- (z-s distinction) IPA(key): /manˈθana/
- (seseo merger) IPA(key): /manˈsana/
- Hyphenation: man‧za‧na
- Rhymes: -ana
manzana f (plural manzanas)
- (city block): cuadra (Latin America)