18 May 2013

map is mata

mata = map (noun) (some things Google found for "mata": a very common term; an uncommon last name; Mata Hari was the stage name of a Dutch exotic dancer and spy (in Indonesian matahari means sun, literally "eye of the day"); MATA is an acronym for Memphis Area Transit Authority; a unusual to uncommon first name that can be feminine; Mata is a 2006 Kannada movie; means eye in Fijian, Indonesian, Maori, Samoan, Tagalog, Tahitian and Tongan; forms of the verb matar which means to kill in Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Portuguese; in Spanish means bush, shrub; in Swedish means to feed; name of places in Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Iran)

Word derivation for "map" :
Basque = mapa, Finnish = kartta
Miresua = mata

Some Miresua nouns end in A, no getting around it, because the Basque and Finnish words both end in A.

The word maps occurs in paragraph six of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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