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The NeoQuenya and NeoSindarin Wiktionary

VinQuettaParma

The NeoQuenya and NeoSindarin Wiktionary


máhis


noun


maize, a new world grain plant

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Etymology


Máhis is a loan word based on the Taíno word, mahiz, a word that refers to the plant, zea mays, subspecies mays. The Taíno were not the originators of maize, but they were the first New World contact for the Spanish, and so many New World plants are referenced in Spanish (and other European languages) by loan words from Taíno. For more on Taíno, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taíno_language

Attested Analogues


There are no attested analogues.

Alternatives


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Example


Maitave matanye masse máhiswa muilesse.

Hungrily I eat cornbread in secrecy.  

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