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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese メカ (meka), from an abbreviation of the English mechanical.

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NounEdit

mecha (plural mechas or mecha)

  1. (anime, manga) A large armoured robot on legs, typically controlled by a pilot seated inside.
    • 1997, Helen McCarthy, The anime movie guide
      Having deprived her of both her mecha and her lover, Masato looks set for a nasty end, but Miku arrives to save him.
    • 2002, Christopher Hart, Anime mania: how to draw characters for Japanese animation
      A transformation occurs when a mecha character, vehicle, or weapon unfolds and reassembles itself in a totally new form.
    • 2006, Dani Cavallaro, The animé art of Hayao Miyazaki
      Porco Rosso evinces a deep fascination with mechanical objects of all sorts but it is by no means a mecha movie...
    • 2007, Frenchy Lunning, Mechademia 2: Networks of Desire
      Each week the good guys fight the bad guys and vanquish them in a mecha battle, only to have the bad guys reappear intact the following week.
    • 2007, Robin E. Brenner, Understanding manga and anime (page 170)
      [] to be a “lifter”—to pilot a mecha that can also transform into an air board []
    • 2011, Kensuke Okabayashi, Manga For Dummies (page 275)
      In this section, I show you mechas that are large enough to be piloted by humans from the inside. Although most of them are designed for combat, some function as transportation or construction mechas.

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GalicianEdit

 
Mecha ("wick")

EtymologyEdit

15th century. From Old French mesche.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mecha f (plural mechas)

  1. wick (burning cord)
    • 1455, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI, page 315:
      et fogil et ysca et candea de çera et hun pente e mechas de xofre e hun cordón de sedas
      and a tinderbox, and tinder, and a candle made of wax, and a comb, and sulfur wicks, and a silk cord
    Synonyms: matula, pabío, torcida
  2. lock of hair

ReferencesEdit

  • mecha” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • mecha” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • mecha” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • mecha” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mecha

  1. Rōmaji transcription of めちゃ

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛxa/, [ˈmæxa]

NounEdit

mecha

  1. inflection of mech:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative dual

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mèche.

NounEdit

mecha f (plural mechas)

  1. lock (length of hair)
  2. wick (burning cord of a candle)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from French mèche.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mecha f (plural mechas)

  1. wick, fuse
  2. lock (length of hair)
    Synonym: bucle

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