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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛsən

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messen

  1. Plural form of mes

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German mezzen, from Proto-Germanic *metaną.

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messen (class 5 strong, third-person singular simple present misst, past tense maß, past participle gemessen, past subjunctive mäße, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to measure (something)
  2. (reflexive) to compete
    sich mit jemandem messen — “to compete with someone”
  3. (intransitive) to measure; to be a given size, height, width, length, etc.
    Der Tisch misst 160 Zentimeter.
    The table measures 160 centimeters.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From a mixture of Old French messiier and Old English mæssian. Equivalent to messe (mass) +‎ -en (infinitival ending).

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messen

  1. To hold Mass (the service) or the Eucharist (the sacrament)
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  • English: mass (obsolete)
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Etymology 2Edit

From mes (serving) +‎ -en (infinitival ending).

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messen

  1. To deliver food to a table; to serve up food.
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Etymology 3Edit

From masse +‎ -en (plural ending).

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messen

  1. plural of masse (mass)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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messen m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of messe