See also: mega, méga, mëga, and méga-

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. Used with taxon names to form other taxon names, usually for a morphologically similar taxon differing only in size

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty), from Proto-Indo-European *meǵh₂s (great). Cognate with Latin magnus, Sanskrit मह (maha, great, massive, large-scale, epic), and with Germanic words: Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌺𐌹𐌻𐍃 (mikils), Old English micel, Middle English muchel, English much, Old High German mihhil, Old Norse mikill, Danish meget.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

SI prefix
M Previous: kilo-
Next: giga-

mega-

  1. (originally) Very large, great.
  2. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by one million (106.) SI Symbol: M.
  3. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 220 (= 1,048,576, the binary number closest to a million). Computing symbol: Mi.
  4. (computing, marketing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 213 × 53 (= 1,024,000, the binary round number closest to a million).
  5. (slang) Really, very, uber-, super-.
    • 2014, Michael Griffo, Starfall (The Darkborn Legacy), New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corporation, →ISBN, page 93–94:
      What?! I'm not sure if I scream that out loud or if my inner voice bounces off the insides of my skull. Why is Archie once again meandering over to Team Nadine? Sounds like I'm not the only one who's mega-confused.

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  • Because the meaning "220" is in conflict with the meaning "one million" used with SI units, the alternative mebi- has been proposed and promulgated as an international standard, with Mi as its symbol.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

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mega-

  1. mega- (SI system)

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega- (SI system)
  2. (informal) very
    • 2014, Thomas Halling, Mia & Marcus, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      Mia var jo megasød.
      Mia was really sweet.
    • 2015, Kjell Eriksson, Natravnen, Klim →ISBN
      Netop derfor, sagde Wolf, – netop fordi det er så stort, så fandens megastort.
      Precisely for that reason, Wolf said, - precisely because it is so large, so damn huge.

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty), from Proto-Indo-European *meǵh₂s (great).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeː.ɣaː/
  • (file)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega-

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega-

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PronunciationEdit

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mega-

  1. mega-

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈmɛɡɒ]
  • Hyphenation: me‧ga

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega- (in the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by one million (106.))

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty).

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega-

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega- (all senses)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mega- in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega-

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

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mega-

  1. mega-

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas)

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mega-

  1. mega-

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mega- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega- (very large, great)
  2. mega- (multiplication factor of one million)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

NounEdit

mega-

  1. mega-

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

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mega-

  1. mega-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mega- in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

mẹ̑ga-

  1. mega-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mega-”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

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mega-

  1. mega-

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

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mega-

  1. mega-

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty)

PrefixEdit

mega-

  1. mega-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • megavat in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu