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See also: Moa, MOA, mo'a, moả, and mỏa

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Maori moa, from Proto-Polynesian *moa (fowl).

 
moas

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moa (plural moas)

  1. Any of several species of large, extinct, flightless birds of the family Dinornithidae that were native to New Zealand; until its extinction, one species was the largest bird in the world. [from 19th c.]
    • 2000, Errol Fuller, Extinct Birds, Oxford 2000, p. 29:
      The moas (order Dinornithiformes) of New Zealand are likewise extinct but almost certainly some still survived when Tasman first sighted the islands in 1642.

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

moa

  1. moa

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of moa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative moa moat
genitive moan moien
partitive moaa moia
illative moaan moiin
singular plural
nominative moa moat
accusative nom. moa moat
gen. moan
genitive moan moien
moainrare
partitive moaa moia
inessive moassa moissa
elative moasta moista
illative moaan moiin
adessive moalla moilla
ablative moalta moilta
allative moalle moille
essive moana moina
translative moaksi moiksi
instructive moin
abessive moatta moitta
comitative moineen

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GalicianEdit

 
moas ("millstones") inside a traditional Galician mill
 
moa ("grindstone")

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Galician proper moa, from Latin mola (millstone), from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind). Cognate of Portuguese and of Spanish muela.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moa f (plural moas)

  1. molar
  2. millstone
  3. grindstone
    • 1448, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros, page 295:
      que lle quebrantaron duas moas de moer ferramenta, que sían armadas et encabalgadas
      that they broke two grindstones used for sharpening tools, that were framed and mounted
  4. whetstone
  5. heap
  6. gizzard

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • moa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • moa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • moa” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • moa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

NounEdit

moa

  1. chicken or similar fowl

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

moa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of モア

KarelianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *maa.

NounEdit

moa

  1. earth
  2. ground
  3. land

MalayEdit

NounEdit

moa

  1. eel

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

NounEdit

moa

  1. moa a bird (extinct, Dinornis)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: moa

NiueanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

NounEdit

moa

  1. chicken

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

moa f (plural moas)

  1. moa (large, extinct flightless bird of New Zealand)

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

moa

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

Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

NounEdit

moa

  1. chicken

Derived termsEdit


SamoanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *moa.

NounEdit

moa

  1. chicken or similar fowl

Derived termsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English more.

AdverbEdit

moa

  1. more

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French moi (me).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

moa

  1. (obsolete, humorous) I; me

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