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NounEdit

mensa (plural mensae)

  1. In planetary geology, a large mesa-like area of raised land.

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Highland PopolucaEdit

NounEdit

mensa

  1. Archaic form of mesa.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin mēnsa (table).[1]

NounEdit

mensa f (plural mense)

  1. refectory
  2. a meal, food on the table
  3. a table
  4. (uncommon) a Christian altar

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • mēsa (Vulgar or Late Latin, Appendix Probi)

EtymologyEdit

Probably substantialization of the feminine form of the perfect passive participle of mēnsus (measured).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mēnsa f (genitive mēnsae); first declension

  1. a table
  2. a table of food; meal, course, feast
  3. an altar (sacrificial table)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mēnsa mēnsae
Genitive mēnsae mēnsārum
Dative mēnsae mēnsīs
Accusative mēnsam mēnsās
Ablative mēnsā mēnsīs
Vocative mēnsa mēnsae

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ParticipleEdit

mēnsa

  1. inflection of mēnsus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

ParticipleEdit

mēnsā

  1. ablative feminine singular of mēnsus

ReferencesEdit

  • mensa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mensa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mensa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • mensa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to load the tables with the most exquisite viands: mensas exquisitissimis epulis instruere (Tusc. 5. 21. 62)
    • a table bountifully spread: mensae exstructae
    • the dessert: secunda mensa (Att. 14. 6. 2)
    • (ambiguous) the intercalary year (month, day): annus (mensis, dies) intercalaris
  • mensa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mensa in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • mensa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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AdjectiveEdit

mensa

  1. feminine singular of menso