mal-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mal- from the Latin adverb male, from malus.

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mal-

  1. bad, badly as in maladjusted, malcontent - faulty, faultily as in malfunction
  2. not

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French mal- in its secondary sense of denoting the opposite.

Prefix[edit]

mal-

  1. denotes opposites
    e.g. mal- + ‎alta(high) → ‎malalta(low).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French [Term?], from Old French mal-, from mal(bad; badly).

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mal-

  1. badly; wrongly
    mal- + ‎faisant → ‎malfaisant(harmful)
  2. denotes the opposite of the unprefixed form

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Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

mal-

  1. bad; badly

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Old French[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

mal-

  1. bad; badly

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