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In James and the Giant Peach what is the synonym for masse (french word)?

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beechwood101 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 27, 2009 at 6:04 AM via web

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In James and the Giant Peach what is the synonym for masse (french word)?

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted December 21, 2009 at 5:43 PM (Answer #1)

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Are you sure your spelling is correct?

A màs in French is a rustic cottage in southern France built of stone.

A masse is a large hammer with the iron forged on both sides in such a way that it forms a square.

As in English (but with an e), masse refers to the sum, total or complete entity of a collection of something or is a reference to the scientific ratio of density of matter.

The only other word I can think of which you might mean is the French word messe for Mass, meaning of course a Catholic service including Communion.

Reference: Emile Littré, dictionnaire de la lanague française

 

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