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See also: maza, mazā, maža, and mažą

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GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese maçãa, from Vulgar Latin māla (apples) mattiana (of Mattium), though some theorize that mattiana was an Iberian pronunciation of the Gallo-Roman word matianium, a golden apple named after Gaius Matius, a horticulturist and friend of Caesar.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈθa/, (western) /maˈsa/

NounEdit

mazá f (plural mazás)

  1. apple
  2. knob, pommel
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Madrid: CSIC, page 136:
      Ay espada moy fremosa, que nũca foy suzia nẽ ferrugeẽta, mais sempre foy fremosa et clara et cõueniuele d'ancho et de longo, mais forte et mais firme ca toda las outras, o mãgo tẽes d'almasi moy brãquo et feicto en gisa de cruz, cõ moy fremosa arrays dourada et cõ moy boa maçãa dourada de beril no magarõ.
      Oh, sword which is very beauty, which has never been dirty or rusty but was always beauty and clear and appropriate in its width and in its length; stronger and firmer than the rest; your hilt is of the whitest ivory, made in the form of the cross, with a very beauty golden handle, and an excellent golden knob of beryl in the end

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • maçãa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • maçã” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • maça” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • maza” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • mazá” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • mazá” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Agnes, Michael, ed. in chief, Webster's New World College Dictionary, fourth edition, MacMillan, 1999.

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

mazá

  1. (Latin America) Informal second-person singular (voseo) affirmative imperative form of mazar.