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Forms: massa (data provider: donatus-sup), masse (data provider: donatus-sup)
Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Máss-a, s. f. disp. Máss-áccia,
1. mass, heap, indeterminate quantity of things heaped together.La — del sangue, the mass of the blood; 2. sum of money raised for the use of the soldiery.Far —, to amass. A —, in a great quantity. In una —, collectively. — d'amici, followers, partisans. — d'ombre e di luce, mass of shadows and lights; 3. machine. La — del mondo, the whole world; 4. a kind of game with dice.
Florio: a worlde of wordes, or most copious, dictionarie in Italian and English
massa: a masse, a lump, a pile, a cub, a heape, a huddle, or Chaos of any thing.