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Mensa

Mensa

See also: mensa and mēnsa

English

Proper noun

Mensa

  1. Mensa International; an organization for people with very high IQs.
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Etymology 2

Originally named Montagne de la Table after Table Mountain in South Africa in 1756 by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. By 1763 this had been Latinised as Mons Mensae. In 1922 the International Astronomical Union shortened this to Mensa. From Latin mensa, "table"

Proper noun

Mensa

  1. (astronomy) A summer constellation of the southern sky, originally named after Table Mountain in South Africa. It lies between the constellations of Hydrus and Volans.
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German

Etymology

From Latin mensa.

Noun

Mensa f (genitive Mensa, plural Mensen)

  1. cafeteria (at a university), student canteen

mensa

mensa

See also: Mensa and mēnsa

English

Noun

mensa (plural mensae)

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

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Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin mēnsa (table).[1]

Noun

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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References

  1. http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/mensa_(Enciclopedia-Dantesca)

Latin

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmen.sa/, [ˈmẽː.sa]

Noun

mēnsa f (genitive mēnsae); first declension

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

mēnsā f

  1. ablative singular of mēnsa

Inflection

First declension.

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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Participle

mēnsa

  1. nominative feminine singular of mēnsus
  2. nominative neuter plural of mēnsus
  3. accusative neuter plural of mēnsus
  4. vocative feminine singular of mēnsus
  5. vocative neuter plural of mēnsus

mēnsā

  1. ablative feminine singular of mēnsus

References

  • 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)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “mensa”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, 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, 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

Spanish

Adjective

mensa

  1. feminine singular of menso