makan

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See also: mákan

Banjarese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *makan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

Verb[edit]

makan

  1. to eat (consume)

Indonesian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay makan, from Old Malay mākan, from Proto-Malayic *makan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

Verb[edit]

makan

  1. infinitive, imperative and colloquial of memakan (to eat; to consume)
  2. (transitive, figuratively, colloquial) work properly
    Untung saja remnya makan kalau tidak matilah kau.(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of makan (meN-, absolute transitive)
Root makan
Active Involuntary Passive Imperative Jussive
Active memakan termakan dimakan makan makanlah
Locative mempermakan terpermakan dipermakan permakan permakanlah
Causative
1The -kan row is either causative or applicative, with transitive roots it mostly has applicative meaning.
Note: Some of these forms do normally not exist or are seldom used in standard Indonesian. Some also change meaning.

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of makanan

Noun[edit]

makan

  1. (transitive, figuratively) living; sustenance
    Synonyms: nafkah, penghidupan, rezeki
  2. (colloquial) apocopic form of makanan (food; sustenance)

Further reading[edit]


Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Talang Tuo inscription, 684AD. From Proto-Malayic *makan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

makan (Jawi spelling ماکن‎)

  1. to eat
  2. consume, spend
  3. to injure or penetrate
  4. (impersonal) to work as expected
  5. fit in
  6. to follow (an advice)
  7. to receive bribes or illegally obtained money

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: makan

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

makan

  1. definite singular of maka