EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From meta-, back-formed from metaphysics.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

meta (comparative more meta, superlative most meta)

  1. (informal) Self-referential; structured analogously, but at a higher level.
    Suppose you have a genie that grants you three wishes. If you wish for infinite wishes, that is a meta wish.
    • 2002, Robert C. Neville, Religion in Late Modernity[1], →ISBN, page 31:
      [] in finessing obligations you fail a "meta" kind of obligation.
    • 2006, Brendan Vaughan, What Would MacGyver Do?[2], →ISBN, page 186:
      Besides, I can just hear Vaughan: "Very funny, Stacey, very Charlie Kaufman-esque, very meta, very '97. I can't use it."
TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mēta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta (plural metas)

  1. Boundary marker.
  2. Either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus.

Etymology 3Edit

Clipping of metagame.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta (plural metas)

  1. (video games) Metagame; the most effective tactics and strategies used in a competitive video game.

AdjectiveEdit

meta (comparative more meta, superlative most meta)

  1. (video games) Prominent in the metagame; effective and frequently used in competitive gameplay.
    I don't think the character will be meta even with the recent buffs.

Etymology 4Edit

Clipping of metaoidioplasty.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta (plural metas)

  1. (informal) Metoidioplasty.

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

meta inan

  1. heap

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta f (plural metes)

  1. (sports) finish line
  2. (sports) goal, goalpost
  3. goal, aim, objective

Further readingEdit


CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mēta.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta f

  1. frontier, goal, objective, ambition
  2. (softball, baseball) base

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

meta

  1. masculine singular present transgressive of mést

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "meta" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse meta, from Proto-Germanic *metaną, from Proto-Indo-European *med-.

VerbEdit

meta (third person singular past indicative metti or metaði, third person plural past indicative mett or metað, supine mett or metað)

  1. to measure, to esteem, to consider

ConjugationEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English meta.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈmɛtɒ]
  • Hyphenation: me‧ta

AdjectiveEdit

meta (comparative metább, superlative legmetább)

  1. (informal) meta (self-referential)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative meta meták
accusative metát metákat
dative metának metáknak
instrumental metával metákkal
causal-final metáért metákért
translative metává metákká
terminative metáig metákig
essive-formal metaként metákként
essive-modal
inessive metában metákban
superessive metán metákon
adessive metánál metáknál
illative metába metákba
sublative metára metákra
allative metához metákhoz
elative metából metákból
delative metáról metákról
ablative metától metáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
metáé metáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
metáéi metákéi

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse meta, from Proto-Germanic *metaną.

VerbEdit

meta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative mat, third-person plural past indicative mátu, supine metið)

  1. to measure
  2. to assess
  3. to appreciate, to esteem, to consider to be of worth
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

meta

  1. indefinite genitive plural of met

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit मत्त (matta, mad, drunken). Compare to Balinese ᬫᬢ᭄ᬢ (mata, furious).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abonəmɛn/
  • Hyphenation: mê‧ta

AdjectiveEdit

mêta (plural meta-meta)

  1. (obsolete) mad
    Synonym: mengamuk
  2. (obsolete) drunken
    Synonym: mabuk

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Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Learned borrowing from Latin mēta. Doublet of meda.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta f (plural mete)

  1. destination
    Synonyms: arrivo, destinazione
  2. (figuratively) aim, goal, end
    Synonyms: scopo, intenzione, fine
  3. (rugby) try
  4. (soccer) goal
  5. (Ancient Rome) meta (either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus)

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta f (plural mete)

  1. pile of straw
    Synonym: mucchio
  2. haystack
  3. dung (of a farm animal)
    Synonym: sterco

DescendantsEdit

  • Serbo-Croatian: méta

Etymology 3Edit

Shortening of metaldeide.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta m (invariable)

  1. (organic chemistry) metaldehyde

AnagramsEdit


KazukuruEdit

NounEdit

meta

  1. eye

Alternative formsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *mētā, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure). Related to Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis), μέτρον (métron), μέτριος (métrios), Old Church Slavonic мѣра (měra); compare also Hungarian mér, Russian ме́ра (méra), Serbo-Croatian mera and mjera, English meal.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mēta f (genitive mētae); first declension

  1. cone, pyramid
  2. turning point, winning post (pillar at each end of the Circus route)
  3. boundary limit
  4. (figuratively) goal, end, limit, turning point
  5. vocative singular of mēta

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mēta mētae
Genitive mētae mētārum
Dative mētae mētīs
Accusative mētam mētās
Ablative mētā mētīs
Vocative mēta mētae

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DescendantsEdit

NounEdit

mētā f

  1. ablative singular of mēta

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

meta

  1. 3rd person singular past indicative form of mest
  2. 3rd person plural past indicative form of mest

LithuanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mẽta

  1. third-person singular present of mesti
  2. third-person plural present of mesti

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَتَى(matā).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

meta

  1. when

ConjunctionEdit

meta

  1. when; as

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *metaną (to measure). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *med-.

VerbEdit

meta (singular past indicative mat, plural past indicative mátu, past participle metinn)

  1. (transitive) to estimate, value
  2. (reflexive, til e-s) to be reckoned as, counted for

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • meta in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin mēta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta f

  1. (sports) finish line, winning post
    Był tak wyczerpany, że ledwo dobiegł do mety.He was so tired that he hardly reached the finish line.
  2. goal, end
  3. range, distance
  4. (colloquial) familiar store or restaurant
  5. (colloquial) A place where one can stay for a short while.
  6. (colloquial) A place where alcohol is illegally sold or drunk.
  7. (bodybuilding slang) methandrostenolone, an anabolic steroid

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • meta in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • meta in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Learned borrowing from Latin mēta (turning spot in arena; goal). Doublet of meda.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta f (plural metas)

  1. goal
  2. target

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

meta

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of meter
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of meter
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of meter
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of meter

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian meta.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /měːta/
  • Hyphenation: me‧ta

NounEdit

méta f (Cyrillic spelling ме́та)

  1. target

DeclensionEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *męta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mẹ̑ta f

  1. mint (plant)

InflectionEdit

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. méta
gen. sing. méte
singular dual plural
nominative méta méti méte
accusative méto méti méte
genitive méte mét mét
dative méti métama métam
locative méti métah métah
instrumental méto métama métami

Further readingEdit

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

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin meta (turning spot in arena; goal).

NounEdit

meta f (plural metas)

  1. goal
  2. target

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

meta

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of meter.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of meter.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of meter.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of meter.

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SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

meta (present metar, preterite metade, supine metat, imperative meta)

  1. to angle for fish

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AnagramsEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse *mita, meta, from Proto-Germanic *metaną, from Proto-Indo-European *med-.

VerbEdit

meta

  1. (transitive) To measure.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

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