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Mega
See also: méga, mêga, mëga, mega-, and méga-

English

Etymology

From the prefix mega-, from Ancient Greek (mégas, "great, large, mighty").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'m/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -

Adjective

mega (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Very large.
    • 2004, Nigel Coates, Collidoscope: new interior design (page 26)
      Follow those in the know to the fifth floor of Sega's Joy Polis, a mega indoor amusement park that's part of the Odaiba Decks Tokyo Bay entertainment complex near Tange's Fuji Television building.
  2. (slang) great; excellent
    • 1998, John Barwick, Targeting Text (page 25)
      We had a mega time until Peter fell in the fish pond and cut his leg.
    • 2011, Anna Wilson, Pup Idol: Top of the Pups:
      It was totally mega. The audience clapped and cheered when Teasel had finally finished. So did I.
    • July 15, 2011, Liam Gallagher, quoted at the launch of the new Manchester City F.C. kit
      I've been a City fan since I was a kid, so to be involved with the launch of a new kit is colossal. Manchester City fans are known for having a lot of style and the new shirt looks mega.

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Catalan

Noun

mega f (plural megues)

  1. Clipping of megabyte.

Czech

Noun

mega n

  1. (informal) million

Synonyms


Danish

Etymology

From Ancient Greek (mégas, "great, large, mighty")

Adverb

mega

  1. (informal) very
    Synonyms: herre, super

Esperanto

Esperanto ordinal numbers
1,000,000a
    Cardinal : meg
    Ordinal : mega

Etymology

From meg +‎ -a.

Pronunciation

Adjective

mega (accusative singular megan, plural megaj, accusative plural megajn)

  1. (neologism, rare) millionth
    Synonym: miliona

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse mega, from Proto-Germanic *magan?, from Proto-Indo-European *mag?-, *meg?-.

Pronunciation

Verb

mega

  1. must, may

Conjugation

References


Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'me/, ['me]
  • Rhymes: -e
  • Syllabification: me?ga

Noun

mega

  1. (computing, colloquial) Short for megatavu ("megabyte").
  2. (computing, colloquial) Short for megabitti ("megabit").

Declension

Inflection of mega (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mega megat
genitive megan megojen
partitive megaa megoja
illative megaan megoihin
singular plural
nominative mega megat
accusative nom. mega megat
gen. megan
genitive megan megojen
megainrare
partitive megaa megoja
inessive megassa megoissa
elative megasta megoista
illative megaan megoihin
adessive megalla megoilla
ablative megalta megoilta
allative megalle megoille
essive megana megoina
translative megaksi megoiksi
instructive megoin
abessive megatta megoitta
comitative megoineen
Possessive forms of mega (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person megani megamme
2nd person megasi meganne
3rd person megansa

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse mega, from Proto-Germanic *magan?, from Proto-Indo-European *mag?-, *meg?-.

Pronunciation

Verb

mega (preterite-present verb, third-person singular present indicative , third-person singular past indicative mátti, supine mátt)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to be allowed, to be permitted, to may
    Þú mátt þetta ekki. - You're not allowed to do that.
    Hvað bjóða ykkur að borða? - What may offer you to eat?
    Synonym: hafa leyfi til
  2. (intransitive) to must, to have to
    Synonym: verða
  3. to have the strength, to be able
    Synonym: megna

Derived terms


Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay mega, from Sanskrit (megha, "cloud").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['ma]
  • Hyphenation: mè?ga

Noun

mega or mèga

  1. cloud (visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air)
    Synonym: awan

Further reading


Malay

Etymology

From Sanskrit (megha, "cloud").

Pronunciation

Noun

mega (Jawi spelling ‎, plural mega-mega, informal 1st possessive megaku, impolite 2nd possessive megamu, 3rd possessive meganya)

  1. cloud (visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air)
    Synonym: awan / (more commonly used)

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *megan?, *magan?.

Verb

mega

  1. must, may
  2. to be able to

Conjugation

Descendants

  • Icelandic: mega
  • Faroese: mega
  • Old Swedish: magha, mugha
  • Danish: måtte
  • Norwegian: måtte, , umage
  • Westrobothnian: mått, , omaga

References

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

Portuguese

Etymology

From Ancient Greek (mégas, "great, large, mighty")

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'ma/
  • Hyphenation: me?ga

Adverb

mega

  1. (informal) very, super (intensifier)
    Synonyms: muito, super

Noun

mega m (plural megas or mega)

  1. Clipping of megabyte.

Spanish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

mega f (plural megas)

  1. Clipping of megabyte.

Etymology 2

Adjective

mega

  1. Feminine singular of adjective mego.

Sundanese

Romanization

mega

  1. Romanization of (cloud)

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