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  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Magahi.
  • IPA(key): /mæɡ/
  • Rhymes: -æɡ

mag (plural mags)

  1. (colloquial) Clipping of magazine.
    NY MagNew York Magazine
  2. (colloquial) Clipping of magnet.
  3. (colloquial, especially medicine) Clipping of magnesium.
  4. (colloquial, automotive) Ellipsis of mag wheel.
  5. (astronomy) Clipping of magnitude.
  6. (colloquial, law) Clipping of magistrate.
  7. (colloquial) Clipping of magnetometer.

mag (third-person singular simple present mags, present participle magging, simple past and past participle magged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, slang) To steal.
  • magsman
  • magpie

mag (plural mags)

  1. (UK, slang, obsolete) A halfpenny.
  • MGA, GMA, Gam., AMG, gma, GAM, AGM, gam
  • IPA(key): /maχ/

From Dutch mogen, from Middle Dutch mogen, from Old Dutch mugan, from Proto-Germanic *maganą, from Proto-Indo-European *magʰ-, *megʰ-.

mag (present mag, past mog)

  1. may, might

The preterite form mog is archaic and rarely used.

From Dutch macht, from Middle Dutch macht, from Old Dutch *maht, from Proto-Germanic *mahtiz, from Proto-Indo-European *mógʰtis.

mag (plural magte)

  1. might; power
  • mang, makth

Denasalized variant of mang.

mag m (plural magë, definite magu, definite plural magët)

  1. rabbit, hinny
  • makth
  • meksh

Borrowed from Latin magus, from Ancient Greek μάγος (mágos). First attested in 1803.

  • IPA(key): (Central, Balearic, Valencia) [ˈmak]

mag m (plural mags, feminine maga)

  1. magician; wizard
  2. magus (Zoroastrian priest)
  • màgic
  • Reis Mags
  • “mag” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “mag”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2024
  • “mag” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “mag” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

From Middle Low German mak (ease, calm), related to Old Saxon makon (to make).

mag c or n

  1. rest
  • Rhymes: -ɑx
  • IPA(key): /mɑx/


  1. inflection of mogen:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative
  • IPA(key): /maːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /max/ (northern and central Germany, now chiefly colloquial)
  • Rhymes: -aːk, -ax
  • Homophone: mach (regional only)


  1. first/third-person singular present of mögen


  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌲

Probably from Proto-Finno-Ugric *muŋkɜ (body).

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɒɡ]
  • Rhymes: -ɒɡ

mag (plural magok)

  1. seed, pip, stone, pit, core (the central part of fruits)
  2. kernel, core, nucleus (the most important part of a thing or aggregate of things wherever located and whether of any determinate location at all; the essence)
  3. Ellipsis of processzormag (core, an individual computer processor).

Variant plural and possessive forms:

  • mag in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Unadapted borrowing from Dutch maag (stomach), from Middle Dutch māge, from Old Dutch *mago, from Proto-Germanic *magô.

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑh/, /ˈmɑx/
  • Hyphenation: mag
  • Homophone: maag

mag (first-person possessive magku, second-person possessive magmu, third-person possessive magnya)

  1. (colloquial, rare) stomach
    Synonym: lambung
  2. (colloquial) gastritis
  • maag
  • “mag” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Agency for Language Development and Cultivation – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, 2016.
  • (Courland) ma'g

From Proto-Finnic *mako. Related to Finnish maha.


  1. stomach
  2. belly

From Proto-Celtic *magos (plain, field), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (big, great) (compare Sanskrit मही (mahī́, earth) from the same root).

  • IPA(key): /maɣ/

mag n (genitive maige, nominative plural maige)

  1. a plain, field
  • Irish:
  • Scottish Gaelic: magh
  • Gregory Toner, Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, Dagmar Wodtko, editors (2019), “mag”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 253

Borrowed from Latin magus, from Ancient Greek μάγος (mágos).

  • IPA(key): /mak/
  • Rhymes: -ak
  • Syllabification: mag
  • Homophones: mak, Mak

mag m pers

  1. (occult) wizard (person skilled with magic)
    Synonyms: czarodziej, czarownik
  • mag in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mag in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Borrowed from Greek μάγος (mágos) (and perhaps partly through Old Church Slavonic магъ (magŭ)), from Ancient Greek μάγος (mágos). Also more recently borrowed in part from Latin magus, itself of the same Greek origin.

mag m (plural magi)

  1. magus (priest in some ancient eastern cultures, like Iranian/Zoroastrian)
  2. (Christianity) one of the three kings or Magi who visited the baby Jesus
  3. (figuratively) by extension, an envoy, messenger, herald, announcer
    Synonyms: sol, vestitor
  4. wizard, magician, sorceror
    Synonyms: vrăjitor, magician
  5. astrologer (or one who predicts the future through the stars), seer
    Synonym: astrolog
  6. wise man; philosopher
    Synonyms: învățat, filozof
  • magic
  • magie
  • amăgi

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mag (past mhag, future magaidh, verbal noun magadh, past participle magte)

  1. mock, deride

Back-formation from magu (to rear; to breed).

  • IPA(key): /maːɡ/

mag m (uncountable)

  1. fry (young fish)
    Synonym: silod
  • IPA(key): /maɡ/


  1. Nasal mutation of bag.

mag (definite form mag ji)

  1. older sibling
    Antonym: rakk

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