Definitions

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  • proper n. Mazda Motor Corporation, the Japanese automotive manufacturer マツダ株式会社 (Matsuda Kabushiki-gaisha) founded in 1920 and based in Hiroshima.
  • n. A vehicle of this brand, especially a car.
  • proper n. Ahura Mazda, the supreme and transcendental god of Zoroastrianism.

Etymologies

From Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬛𐬂 (Mazdå, "wisdom"), from Proto-Indo-European *mehndh- (“to pay attention to, wisdom”). (cf. Ancient Greek μαθήσομαι (mathēsomai), Albanian mund, Gothic mundōn). (Wiktionary)
Supposedly from Ahura Mazda. The Japanese name derives from its founder, Jujiro Matsuda. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The name Mazda zips off the tongue, especially if you add that zoom zoom bit.

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  • "They all came from what I call the Mazda mafia … so there is a real affection back in terms of those relationships."

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  • Ford 's move to offload the lion' s share of its stake in Mazda reflects the gradual unraveling of a relationship between the two companies that has spanned three decades.

    Ford Mulls Cutting Its Share Of Mazda

  • A Ford spokesman declined to confirm or deny a report by Japan 's Nikkei business daily that Ford will sell a majority of its stake in Mazda to firms in the Sumitomo group and other companies with close business ties with Mazda.

    Business Watch

  • "Ford 's ownership stake in Mazda remains unchanged," a Ford spokesman said in an email on Friday.

    Ford Mulls Cutting Its Share Of Mazda

  • Meanwhile, a company spokesman declined to confirm or deny a report by Japan 's Nikkei business daily that Ford will sell a majority of its stake in Mazda to firms in the Sumitomo group and other companies with close business ties with Mazda.

    Ford, Mazda to Split in China

  • Ford 's ownership stake in Mazda remains unchanged.

    Ford, Mazda to Split in China

  • The company is now contemplating reducing its stake in Mazda Motor Co. of Japan, which could further improve its balance sheet.

    Ford's Drive to Ditch 'Junk'

  • — Minus the Heat Mazda is all about building fun-to-drive cars, but it lost its way in crafting the boring, underpowered Mazda2 subcompact, says Dan Neil.

    Mazda's Hot Hatch

  • At 70 mph in fifth gear, the Mazda is turning 3,000 rpm and sounds like a traffic helicopter has landed on the roof.

    Mazda's Hot Hatch

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