mala

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See also: mála, màla, måla, mäla, malá, malā, and mała

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin mala (jaw, cheek)

Noun[edit]

mala (plural malae)

  1. A single lobe of an insect's maxilla.
  2. The grinding surface of an insect's mandible.

Etymology 2[edit]

see malum.

Noun[edit]

mala

  1. plural form of malum

Etymology 3[edit]

From Sanskrit माला (mālā, wreath, garland, crown).

Noun[edit]

mala (plural malas or mala)

  1. A bead or a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.
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Breton[edit]

Verb[edit]

mala

  1. to grind

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mala (plural malaj, accusative singular malan, accusative plural malajn)

  1. opposite

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mala, from Proto-Germanic *malaną.

Verb[edit]

at mala (third person singular past indicative mól, third person plural past indicative mólu, supine malið)

  1. To grind

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mala, from Proto-Germanic *malaną.

Verb[edit]

mala (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative malaði, supine malað)

  1. to grind
  2. to purr
  3. to blabber, to babble, to talk

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Ido[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. bad

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mala.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f (genitive mala, nominative plural malaí)

  1. brow, eyebrow

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mala mhala unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f (plural male)

  1. underworld, gangland

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

māla f (genitive mālae); first declension

  1. cheekbone, jaw
  2. cheek

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. feminine nominative singular of malus
  2. feminine vocative singular of malus
  3. neuter nominative plural of malus
  4. neuter accusative plural of malus
  5. neuter vocative plural of malus

malā

  1. feminine ablative singular of malus

Noun[edit]

mala n pl

  1. nominative plural of malum
  2. accusative plural of malum
  3. vocative plural of malum

Noun[edit]

māla n pl

  1. nominative plural of mālum
  2. accusative plural of mālum
  3. vocative plural of mālum

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f (4th declension)

  1. edge, shore

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *malaną, whence also Old Saxon malan, Old High German malan, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽 (malan).

Verb[edit]

mala (singular past indicative mól, plural past indicative mólu, past participle malinn)

  1. to grind
  2. to make a grinding sound, e.g. to purr (of a cat)

Descendants[edit]


Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala

  1. rufous hare wallaby

References[edit]

  • Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara Picture Dictionary, Paul Eckert et al, 2007.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French malle (large suitcase; trunk), from Middle French malle, from Old French male (leather bag, leather or wooden travel-case), from Frankish *malha (leather bag), from Proto-Germanic *malhō (leather bag), from Proto-Indo-European *molko- (leather bag).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f (plural malas)

  1. suitcase
  2. luggage
  3. boot, trunk
  4. handbag
  5. (idiomatic) An irritating person.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f (genitive mala, plural malaichean)

  1. eyebrow

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin malus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.la/
  • Hyphenation: mà‧la

Adjective[edit]

mala f sg

  1. feminine form of malu; bad.

Inflection[edit]

Masculine Feminine
Singular malu mala
Plural mali mali

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mala, feminine of malus.

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. feminine form of malo

Etymology 2[edit]

From French malle (large suitcase; trunk), from Middle French malle, from Old French male (leather bag, leather or wooden travel-case), from Frankish *malha (leather bag), from Proto-Germanic *malhō (leather bag), from Proto-Indo-European *molko- (leather bag).

Noun[edit]

mala f (plural malas)

  1. suitcase
  2. mailbag
  3. mail, post
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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mala, from Proto-Germanic *malaną.

Verb[edit]

mala (present mal, preterite malde, supine malt, imperative mal)

  1. to grind; to make smaller
  2. to speak ceaselessly, usually about one single subject

Usage notes[edit]

  • Alternate form for the present tense: mal, and alternate form for the past participle (which only exist in the sense of grinding): malen.

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Tuvaluan[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala

  1. plague