מלא

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Aramaic[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

מלא (transliteration neededc pl (singular מלתא)

  1. words
  2. things, matter
  3. (grammar) verbs
  4. (grammar) voices

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

מלא (transliteration needed)

  1. to fill, to be filled
  2. to be complete

Hebrew[edit]

Adjective[edit]

מָלֵא (malém sg indef. (f sg indef. מְלֵאָה, m pl indef. מְלֵאִים, f pl indef. מְלֵאוֹת)

  1. Full (of), filled (with).
  2. Whole, total, full, complete.
    ליקוי מלאlikúi malé — a total eclipse
    דגנים מלאיםd'ganím m'le'ímwhole grains
    שוויון מלא בין המיניםshivyón malé ben haminímfull equality between the sexes
    ירח מלאyaréakh malé — a full moon
    נשים מלאותnashím m'le'ótfull-figured women
  3. (invariable) A lot of, tons of, loads of.
    • 2007 January 1, ליאת לוי־קופלמן (Liat Levi-Kopelman), “הנשימה האחרונה של אחותי והראשונה של התינוק שלי” (han'shimá ha'akharoná shel akhotí v'harishoná shel hatinók shelí, “My sister's last breath and my baby's first”), in Ynet:
      אבל רק בסוף השבוע כי יש לה מלא עבודה.
      avál rak b'sóf hashavúa ki yesh lah malé avodá.
      But only on the weekend because she has a ton of work.

Verb[edit]

מָלֵא (transliteration needed) (pa'al construction)

  1. To fill, to become full.
  2. To complete.
  3. To reach an age, to become a number of years old.
    • 1973, Gabi Shoshan (גבי שושן), Shesh Esre Malu Lanaar (שֵׁשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה מָלְאוּ לַנַּעַר).
      שֵׁשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה מָלְאוּ לַנַּעַר וְלִבּוֹ הָמָה
      (Literal) Sixteen filled the teenager and his heart became full of activity.
      (Idiomatic) The teenager reached sixteen and his heart yearned.

Verb[edit]

מִילֵּא \ מִלֵּא (transliteration needed) (pi'el construction)

  1. Defective spelling of מִילֵּא.

Verb[edit]

מוּלָּא \ מֻלָּא (transliteration needed) (pu'al construction)

  1. Defective spelling of מוּלָּא.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English from: Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Harcourt (2004), ISBN 978-0-15-602943-8, page 44.