From a Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea, from Latin mateola, from a Proto-Indo-European root describing similar tools; see also Old High German medela (“plow”), Old Church Slavonic мотыка (motyka, “mattock”), मत्य (matya, “club, harrow”). Related to Italian mazza, Portuguese maça.
maza f (plural mazas)
- mace, club (weapon)
- mallet (in polo)
- handle (of a billiards or snooker cue)
- drumstick (for playing drums)
- meat tenderizer