ма

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See also: ма̄ and Ma

Bulgarian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. (vulgar, derogatory) Placed at the end of a sentence, when directed at a woman, as a strongly offensive intensifier.
    Пепи, каква е тая бира, ма?
    Pepi, kakva e taja bira, ma?
    Pepi, what the hell is this beer, woman?

Dungan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate to Standard Mandarin ()

Noun[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. horse
  2. Ma, surname

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate to Standard Mandarin ()

Noun[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. mother

Etymology 3[edit]

Cognate to Standard Mandarin ()

Verb[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. to scold

Komi-Permyak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Permic *mad, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *mete. Borrowed from an Iranian language, compare Ossetian мыд (myd).

Noun[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. honey

Komi-Zyrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Permic *mad, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *mete. Borrowed from an Iranian language, compare Ossetian мыд (myd).

Noun[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. honey

Macedonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. (vulgar, derogatory) Placed at the end of an utterance as an offensive intensifier (usually when addressing women)

Ossetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁.

Particle[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. (Iron, Difor) prohibitive particle
    ма тӕрсma tærsdon't be afraid

Further reading[edit]

  • Бигулаев, Б. Б.; Гагкаев, К. Е.; Кулаев, Н. X.; Туаева, О. Н. (1970), “ма”, in Касаев А. М., editor, Осетинско-русский словарь [Ossetian–Russian Dictionary], 3rd edition, Ordzhonikidze: Publishing House “Ir”
  • Таказов, Ф. М. (2003), “ма”, in Дигорско-русский словарь [Digor–Russian Dictionary], Vladikavkaz: Alania
  • Абаев, В. И. (1973), “ma”, in Историко-этимологический словарь осетинского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), volume II, Moscow, Leningrad: Academy Press, page 60f

Udmurt[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *me.

Pronoun[edit]

ма (ma)

  1. what