ma

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Acronym [please replace this header][edit]

ma (plural mas) (usually used in the plural)

  1. (astronomy) milli-arcsecond

Etymology 2[edit]

The sound is very commonly made by infants, and is interpreted by parents as a reference to themselves.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ma (plural mas) (not generally used in the plural)

  1. (colloquial, and in direct address) mother, mama
Usage notes[edit]
  • Often capitalized when used to refer to a specific person.
Hey, Ma, I’d like you to meet my friend Jamie.
Synonyms[edit]
Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation.

Abbreviation[edit]

ma

  1. May
Usage notes[edit]
  • Usually capitalised as Ma.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

ma (plural ma's)

  1. mom, mother

Derived terms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Aromanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin magis. Compare Daco-Romanian mai.

Adverb[edit]

ma

  1. more

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian ma.

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. but, yet

Asturian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ma f (plural mas)

  1. mother

Synonyms[edit]


Breton[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. my

Interjection[edit]

ma

  1. good!

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. that
  2. if

Synonyms[edit]


Dorze[edit]

Noun[edit]

ma

  1. bee (insect)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ma m (plural ma's, diminutive maatje n)

  1. mother

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ma (genitive mu, partitive mind)

  1. I; short form of mina

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From maanantai.

Abbreviation[edit]

ma

  1. maanantai (Monday)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. (personal, archaic, poetic) I
Synonyms[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mea.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ma f

  1. feminine form of mon My.

Related terms[edit]

Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person mon ma mes
Second person ton ta tes
Third person son sa ses
Plural First person notre nos
Second person votre vos
Third person leur leurs


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Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. 2nd-person singular pronoun: you
  2. 2nd-person plural pronoun: you
  3. 2nd-person singular possessive pronoun: your
  4. 2nd-person plural possessive pronoun: your

See also[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ma

  1. in, at

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably related to más.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ma

  1. today

Noun[edit]

ma (plural mák)

  1. today

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ma, Spanish mas from Latin magis, adverbial form of magnus, from Proto-Indo-European *maǵ- or *meǵh₂-.

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. but

Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian. Compare Spanish mas.

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. but

Istriot[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. but
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 68:
      Ma sulo i tuoi bai uoci, anema meîa,
      But only your beautiful eyes, oh soul of mine

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -a

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. but

Noun[edit]

ma f

  1. Abbreviation of mamma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ma

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian mai, from Latin magis.

Conjunction[edit]

ma (Latin spelling)

  1. but
  2. why

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See etymology at Finnish me.

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. I; first person pronoun, referring to the speaker

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Renāte Blumberga, Tapio Mäkeläinen, Karl Pajusalu (2013), Lībieši: vēsture, valoda un kultūra, Rīga: Līvõ Kultūr sidām, ISBN: 978-9984-49-730-3


Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

ma

  1. (interrogative, pro-sumti) Used as a sumti, the word indicates asking for that sumti; thus it is equivalent to any of the English question words "who", "where", "how", etc.

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ma

  1. third-person singular present of měś

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ma (Zhuyin ㄇㄚ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of ,
  3. Pinyin reading of ,
  4. Pinyin reading of
  5. Pinyin reading of
  6. Pinyin reading of ,
  7. Nonstandard spelling of .
  8. Nonstandard spelling of .
  9. Nonstandard spelling of .
  10. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Maricopa[edit]

Noun[edit]

ma

  1. milk

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English my.

Determiner[edit]

ma

  1. my

Novial[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. but

Old French[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ma f (masculine mon, plural mes)

  1. my (first-person singular possessive)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: ma

Old Frisian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. one

Pipil[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

ma

  1. Placed before the subjunctive inflection of a verb

Usage notes[edit]

Many of the subjunctive forms of verbs are identical to the present indicative or imperative forms, so ma is placed before them to disabiguate.


Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ma

  1. away

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ma

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of mieć.
    Andrzej ma 18 lat. – Andrzej is 18 years old.

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. feminine form of mój

Synonyms[edit]


Samoan[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. and
  2. because

Preposition[edit]

ma

  1. with

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. my

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. if
    Ma tha thu 'g iarrraidh sin... - If you want that...

Usage notes[edit]


Tahitian[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ma

  1. and

Preposition[edit]

ma

  1. with

Tz'utujil[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ma

  1. not

Vietnamese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ma

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)

Vilamovian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ma

  1. (indefinite) one, they (indefinite third-person singular pronoun)

Zulu[edit]

Verb[edit]

-ma

  1. (intransitive) to stand, to be standing
  2. (intransitive) to stand still, to not move
  3. (intransitive) to stop, to come to a standstill, to halt

Conjugation[edit]

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