mah

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See also: Mah, mäh, mah-, and mAh

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

mah

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Marshallese.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mah

  1. (African-American Vernacular, Southern US) Pronunciation spelling of my.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Cantonese (maa3, of course!).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /mäː˧/, /mä˧/

Particle[edit]

mah (Manglish, Singlish)

  1. Asserts that something is self-evident.
    It's only temporary mah.It's only temporary, after all.
    • 1998 April 24, viken, “tcs shows”, in sg.rec.tv, Usenet:
      Singlish is acceptable in Singapore mah

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Low, Ee Ling; Brown, Adam (2005) English in Singapore: An Introduction, →ISBN
  • Lim, Lisa; Wee, Lionel (2004), “Reduplication and discourse particles”, in Singapore English: A grammatical description, →ISBN, page 125

Anagrams[edit]


Besisi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Aslian *səmaaʔ (human).

Noun[edit]

mah

  1. human
  2. people

Derived terms[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch maag.

Noun[edit]

mah (first-person possessive mahku, second-person possessive mahmu, third-person possessive mahnya)

  1. stomach

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mah

  1. An expression of doubt or uncertainty.
  2. An expression of disapproval or resignation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ mah in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from mahati, from Proto-Slavic *maxati, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meh₂- (to beckon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mȃh m (Cyrillic spelling ма̑х)

  1. swing, wave, sweep (motion)
  2. moment, instant
    U taj mah.At that instant.

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • mah” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mъxъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mȃh m inan

  1. moss (plants of the division Bryophyta)

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem, mobile accent, plural in -ôv-
nom. sing. máh
gen. sing. mahú
singular dual plural
nominative máh mahôva mahôvi
accusative máh mahôva mahôve
genitive mahú mahôv mahôv
dative máhu mahôvoma mahôvom
locative máhu mahôvih mahôvih
instrumental máhom mahôvoma mahôvi
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. máh
gen. sing. máha
singular dual plural
nominative máh máha máhi
accusative máh máha máhe
genitive máha máhov máhov
dative máhu máhoma máhom
locative máhu máhih máhih
instrumental máhom máhoma máhi

Further reading[edit]

  • mah”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mah

  1. Romanization of 𒈤 (maḫ)

Unami[edit]

Particle[edit]

mah

  1. past tense marker
    Lòkëwe mah utènink nta.
    Yesterday, I went to town.

References[edit]

  • Rementer, Jim; Pearson, Bruce L. (2005), “mah”, in Leneaux, Grant; Whritenour, Raymond, editors, The Lenape Talking Dictionary, The Lenape Language Preservation Project

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

mah

  1. The characteristic sound made by a cow or bull.