malamiko

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mal- +‎ amiko (friend)

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malamiko (accusative singular malamikon, plural malamikoj, accusative plural malamikojn)

  1. enemy, foe
    Unu malamiko pli difektas, ol cent amikoj protektas.
    The harm caused by a single enemy is greater than the protection provided by a hundred friends.
    (proverb, L. L. Zamenhof, Esperanta proverbaro)
  2. adversary, opponent
    • Jurij Finkel (translator), La afero, al kiu vi servas by Yuri German, Chapter 5,
      En la sama tempo instruas talenta homo Eŭstakio Ivanoviĉ Bogdanovskij, impona viro kaj malamiko de la instruo de Lister.
      Teaching at the same time was a talented person [named] Evstafi Ivanovich Bogdanovsky, an imposing man and an opponent of Lister’s teaching.

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