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]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Ge'ez መልአ (mälʾä, to fill, to be full).

Root
מ־ל־א

Adjective[edit]

מָלֵא (malé) (feminine מְלֵאָה, masculine plural מְלֵאִים, feminine plural מְלֵאוֹת)

  1. Full (of), filled (with).
  2. Whole, total, full, complete.
    ליקוי מלא‎ ― likúi maléa total eclipse
    דגנים מלאים‎ ― d'ganím m'le'ímwhole grains
    שוויון מלא בין המינים‎ ― shivyón malé ben haminímfull equality between the sexes
    ירח מלא‎ ― yaréakh maléa full moon
    נשים מלאות‎ ― nashím 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.
    • Genesis 9:1, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וַיְבָרֶךְ אֱלֹהִים אֶת נֹחַ וְאֶת בָּנָיו וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ וּמִלְאוּ אֶת הָאָרֶץ׃‏
      And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.
  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
      shesh 'es'ré mal'ú lana'ar v'libó hamá
      (Literal) Sixteen filled the teenager and his heart became full of activity.
      (Idiomatic) The teenager reached sixteen and his heart yearned.

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

מִלֵּא (milé) (pi'el construction)

  1. Defective spelling of מילא.

Verb[edit]

מֻלָּא (mulá) (pu'al construction)

  1. Defective spelling of מולא.

References[edit]

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