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See also: Meta, META, méta, metá, metà, mêta, meta-, and méta-

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From meta-, back-formed from metaphysics.

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 079145424X, page 31:
      [] in finessing obligations you fail a "meta" kind of obligation.
    • 2006, Brendan Vaughan, What Would MacGyver Do?[2], ISBN 1594630240, page 186:
      Besides, I can just hear Vaughan: "Very funny, Stacey, very Charlie Kaufman-esque, very meta, very '97. I can't use it."

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mēta.

NounEdit

meta (plural metas)

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

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

meta

  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

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


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

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

NounEdit

meta f (plural mete)

  1. destination
  2. aim, goal, end
  3. (rugby) try
  4. (soccer) goal
  5. (archaeology) meta

NounEdit

meta f (plural mete)

  1. pile of straw
  2. haystack
  3. dung (of a farm animal)

NounEdit

meta m (invariable)

  1. (organic chemistry) metaldehyde

AnagramsEdit


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 Hungarian mér, Russian мера (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

mētā f

  1. ablative singular of mēta

InflectionEdit

First declension.

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


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 tense of mesti.
  2. third-person plural present tense of mesti.

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic متى (matā).

PronounEdit

meta

  1. when

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meta f

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

DeclensionEdit


PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

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

méta f (genitive méte, nominative plural méte)

  1. mint (plant)

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

meta f (plural metas)

  1. goal
  2. target

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.

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. to angle for fish

ConjugationEdit


Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

meta

  1. to measure

Derived termsEdit