Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name of Russian origin, diminutive of Maria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Indian unit of weight for gold, the weight of the bean of Phaseolus vulgaris, equal to 8¾ grains troy, or 5 vatis.

Etymologies

From Russian Маша (Máša) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Finding herself alone, Masha is forced to start again, with no money and no resources.

    Cordoves, Joaquin

  • Revictimizing Victims yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Revictimizing Victims'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: New book continues the child sexual abuse of Masha aka Mea Allen.'

    Revictimizing Victims

  • In one of them, the first one from Siberia, Pasinkov called Masha his best friend, promised to send her the money for the journey to

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

  • KOPPEL (on camera): Masha and her supporters are urging Congress to back new legislation called Masha's Law, raising the civil penalties for anyone who downloads child pornography.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2006

  • She's trying to get something called Masha's Law passed.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2006

  • Masha and Nancy Grace were on Capitol Hill to try and get legislation called Masha ` s Law passed.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2006

  • In one of them, the first one from Siberia, Pasinkov called Masha his best friend, promised to send her the money for the journey to Siberia, and ended with the following words -- 'I kiss your pretty little hands; the girls here have not hands like yours; and their heads are no match for yours, nor their hearts either ....

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories

  • She is called Masha; she has a "sister" called Katya and an aunt called Tatiana.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Stalinist era: little Clara the Russians usually call her Masha no sooner sees the

    NYT > Home Page

  • I added a love interest for young Bulgakov, giving him a lovely young girl called Masha, who became his lover

    Top stories from Times Online

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