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See also: མི, མེ, and མོ
U+0F58, མ
TIBETAN LETTER MA

[U+0F57]
Tibetan
[U+0F59]

Translingual[edit]

Letter[edit]

  1. Tibetan letter ma

Tibetan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

(ma)

  1. mother, mom

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ma (no, not).

Pronunciation[edit]


(Note: mav - before low-tone syllables; maf - before high-tone syllables; mhaf - before high-tone aspirated syllables)

Adverb[edit]

(ma)

  1. negates the following verb in the past tense.
    བལྟས་ཀྱང་མ་མཐོངbltas kyang ma mthongHe looked but did not see it
  2. negates the following verb in the imperative tense; prohibitive particle.
  3. placed between nouns to indicate “neither ... nor ...”.
    ར་མ་ལུགra ma lugneither a goat nor a sheep

Etymology 3[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(ma)

  1. ownership suffix used to indicate the feminine form of a noun.
    ཟློས་གར་མzlos gar mafemale singer/dancer
  2. particle affixed to nouns to add a level of specificity or gravity to the noun.