ma-

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Hausa[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ma-

  1. agentive prefix

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ma-

  1. away (prefixed to verbs)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The hyphen is normally kept, for example, ma-pitjanyi.
  • Although ma- is spelt with a short a, the vowel is actually long (maa-). The misleading spelling exists for historical reasons.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mà-.

Prefix[edit]

ma-

  1. The prefix for noun class 6 denoting liquids.
    1. Regularly forms the plurals of noun class 5.
    2. Irregularly forms the plurals of other classes, including select vocabulary in noun class 9 and noun class 14.

See also[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mà-.

Prefix[edit]

ma-

  1. Class 6 simple noun prefix.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

ma-

  1. let, may; gives a verb a hortative force.
    Masihambe!
    Let's go!
Usage notes[edit]

The prefix is attached to the subjunctive form of the verb, before the subject concord.

Alternative forms[edit]

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