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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まあ

Mandarin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ma (nonstandard)

Romanization[edit]

(ma1, Zhuyin ㄇㄚ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of , .
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of , .
  3. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
  4. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
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  6. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
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  10. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of marama.[1]

Noun[edit]

  1. (colour/color) white

See also[edit]

Colors in Maori · ngā tae (layout · text)
     , tea      kiwikiwi      pango
             whero, kura              karaka; parauri              kōwhai, renga
                          kākāriki              kārikiuri
                          kikorangi              kahurangi
             tūāuri              waiporoporo              māwhero

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Notes on the Colour Sense of the Maori”, in Transactions and the Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand[1], volume 12, issue 2, Royal Society of New Zealand, 1879, pages 153–158

Marshallese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. breadfruit.

References[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“also”).
(This character, , is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Namuyi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *r/g/s-pʷa. Cognate to Burmese ဝါး (wa:).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. bamboo

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit मा (, do not).

Particle[edit]

  1. (prohibitive) do not

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

 f

  1. mother
  2. moon

Samoan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. First person dual exclusive
    we (he/she and I, but not you)

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Tocharian B[edit]

Particle[edit]

  1. no, not
  2. (before an adjective) un-, in-

Tokelauan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaː/
  • Hyphenation:

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *maqa.

Noun[edit]

  1. (to a male) brother-in-law (one's sister's husband)
  2. (to a male) cousin-in-law (one's cousin's husband)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *ma. Cognates include Tuvaluan maa and Samoan .

Noun[edit]

  1. shame
  2. embarrassment

Verb[edit]

(plural mamā)

  1. (stative) to be ashamed
  2. (stative) to be embarrassed

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *maqa. Cognates include Maori and Samoan .

Preposition[edit]

  1. Marks the intent of an alianably possessed object; for, about
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *ma. Cognates include Tuvaluan maa and Samoan .

Pronoun[edit]

  1. we two (exclusive)
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Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to presume, assume, think

Etymology 6[edit]

Borrowed from Samoan ma'a.

Noun[edit]

  1. object made of stone

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 198