mala

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See also: mála, màla, måla, mäla, malá, malā, mała, and małą

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin mala ‎(jaw, cheek)

Noun[edit]

mala ‎(plural malae)

  1. A single lobe of an insect's maxilla.
  2. The grinding surface of an insect's mandible.

Etymology 2[edit]

see malum.

Noun[edit]

mala

  1. plural of malum

Etymology 3[edit]

From Sanskrit माला ‎(mālā, wreath, garland, crown).

Noun[edit]

mala ‎(plural malas or mala)

  1. A bead or a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.
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Breton[edit]

Verb[edit]

mala

  1. to grind

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. feminine singular of mal

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mala ‎(accusative singular malan, plural malaj, accusative plural malajn)

  1. opposite

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mala, from Proto-Germanic *malaną.

Verb[edit]

mala ‎(third person singular past indicative mól, third person plural past indicative mólu, supine malið)

  1. To grind

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mala, from Proto-Germanic *malaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mala ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative malaði, supine malað)

  1. to grind
    Hættu mala kornið!
    Stop grinding the corn!
  2. to purr
    Oo, hlustiði á köttinn mala.
    Oh, listen to the cat purr.
  3. to blabber, to babble, to talk
    Hann hættir bara ekki mala.
    He just won't stop babbling!

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Ido[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. bad

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mala.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f ‎(genitive singular mala, nominative plural malaí)

  1. brow, eyebrow

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mala mhala unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f ‎(plural male)

  1. underworld, gangland

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

māla f ‎(genitive mālae); first declension

  1. cheekbone, jaw
  2. cheek
    Tam consimile'st atque ego: sūra, pēs, statūra, tōnsus, oculī, nāsus, vel labra, mālae, mentum, barba, collum - tōtus! (Platus, Amphitryo, Act 1, 443-445)
    He's so similar to me: his calves, feet, height, haircut, eyes, nose, lips, jaw, chin, beard, neck - all of it!

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative māla mālae
genitive mālae mālārum
dative mālae mālīs
accusative mālam mālās
ablative mālā mālīs
vocative māla mālae

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. inflection of malus:
    1. feminine nominative singular
    2. feminine vocative singular
    3. neuter nominative plural
    4. neuter accusative plural
    5. neuter vocative plural

malā

  1. feminine ablative singular of malus

Noun[edit]

mala n pl

  1. inflection of malum:
    1. nominative plural
    2. accusative plural
    3. vocative plural

Noun[edit]

māla n pl

  1. inflection of mālum:
    1. nominative plural
    2. accusative plural
    3. vocative plural

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f (4th declension)

  1. edge, shore

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Verb[edit]

mala

  1. 3rd person singular present indicative form of malt
  2. 3rd person plural present indicative form of malt

Lithuanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mãla

  1. third-person singular present tense of malti.
  2. third-person plural present tense of malti.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *malaną, whence also Old Saxon malan, Old High German malan, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽 ‎(malan).

Verb[edit]

mala ‎(singular past indicative mól, plural past indicative mólu, past participle malinn)

  1. to grind
  2. to make a grinding sound, e.g. to purr (of a cat)

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Pali[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mala n

  1. impurity
  2. stain
  3. rust
  4. dirt
  5. dung

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Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala

  1. rufous hare wallaby

References[edit]

  • Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara Picture Dictionary, Paul Eckert et al, 2007.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French malle ‎(large suitcase; trunk), from Middle French malle, from Old French male ‎(leather bag, leather or wooden travel-case), from Frankish *malha ‎(leather bag), from Proto-Germanic *malhō ‎(leather bag), from Proto-Indo-European *molko- ‎(leather bag).

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Noun[edit]

mala f (plural malas)

  1. suitcase
  2. (travel) luggage
  3. (automotive) boot, trunk
  4. (chiefly Portugal) handbag
  5. (idiomatic) An irritating person.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala f ‎(genitive singular mala, plural malaichean)

  1. eyebrow

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin malus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.la/
  • Hyphenation: mà‧la

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. feminine singular of malu; bad.

Inflection[edit]

Masculine Feminine
Singular malu mala
Plural mali mali

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mala, feminine of malus.

Adjective[edit]

mala

  1. feminine singular of malo

Etymology 2[edit]

From French malle ‎(large suitcase; trunk), from Middle French malle, from Old French male ‎(leather bag, leather or wooden travel-case), from Frankish *malha ‎(leather bag), from Proto-Germanic *malhō ‎(leather bag), from Proto-Indo-European *molko- ‎(leather bag).

Noun[edit]

mala f ‎(plural malas)

  1. suitcase
  2. mailbag
  3. mail, post
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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mala, from Proto-Germanic *malaną.

Verb[edit]

mala ‎(present mal, preterite malde, supine malt, imperative mal)

  1. to grind; to make smaller
  2. to speak ceaselessly, usually about one single subject

Usage notes[edit]

  • Alternate form for the present tense: mal, and alternate form for the past participle (which only exist in the sense of grinding): malen.

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Tuvaluan[edit]

Noun[edit]

mala

  1. plague