{{11}}mensal (adj.1) "monthly," 1860, from L. mensis "month" (see MOON (Cf. moon) (n.)) + -AL (Cf. -al) (1).
{{12}}mensal (adj.2) "pertaining to or used at a table," mid-15c., from L.L. mensalis, from L. mensa "table" (see MESA (Cf. mesa)).

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  • Mensal — Men sal, a. [L. mensalis, fr. mensa table.] Belonging to the table; transacted at table; as, mensal conversation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mensal — Men sal, a. [L. mensis month.] Occurring once in a month; monthly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mensal — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a mês. 2. Que se faz uma vez por mês. 3. Que dura um mês.   ‣ Etimologia: latim tardio mensualis, e, do latim mensis, is, mês …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • mensal — mensal1 [men′səl] adj. [LL mensalis < L mensa, table, prob. < mensus: see MEASURE] of or used at the table mensal2 [men′səl] adj. [< L mensis, month (see MOON) + AL] Rare monthly …   English World dictionary

  • mensal — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin mensalis, from Latin mensa table Date: 15th century of, relating to, or done at the table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mensal — mensal1 /men seuhl/, adj. monthly. [1475 85; < L mens(is) month + AL1] mensal2 /men seuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or used at the table. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. (of a benefice, church, etc.) set aside for the maintenance of a priest or bishop, esp …   Universalium

  • mensal — men·sal …   English syllables

  • mensal — men•sal [[t]ˈmɛn səl[/t]] adj. of, pertaining to, or used at the table • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L mēnsālis of a table < L mensa table …   From formal English to slang

  • mensal — I. /ˈmɛnsəl/ (say mensuhl) adjective → monthly. {Latin mēnsis month + al1} II. /ˈmɛnsəl/ (say mensuhl) adjective of, relating to, or used at the table. {Middle English, from Late Latin mensālis of a table} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mensal —   a. pertaining to or for table; monthly …   Dictionary of difficult words

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