Definitions

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  • noun A cup or cupful.
  • noun a heap, pile.

Etymologies

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Compare French tasse ("cup, cupful").

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Partly from Middle English tas ("heap"), from Old French tas ("heap"), from Old Frankish *tas (“mass, pile”); and partly from Middle English taas ("heap, mow of corn"), from Old English tas ("heap, mow of grain"); both from Proto-Germanic *tasaz, *tassaz (“heap, mow, stack”), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (“to divide, split, section, part, separate”). Related to Middle Dutch tas, tasse (Dutch tas, "heap, pile"), Middle Low German tas ("mow of hay or wheat"), Gothic  (ungatass, "disorganised, irregular"); and possibly also to Old High German zetten ("to straw, fertilise"), Old Norse tað ("spread dung"). See tath.

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  • as in (demi)tass(e)

    August 31, 2009