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English[]

Pronunciation[]

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  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Abbreviation[]

Ma sometimes ma

  1. May

ma

  1. megannum. One million years.

Template:Acronym[]

Singular
Ma

Plural
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Ma ({{{1}}}) (usually used in the plural)

  1. (astronomy) milli-second of arc

Noun[]

Singular
Ma

Plural
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Ma ({{{1}}}) (not generally used in the plural)

  1. (colloquially, and in direct address) Mother, mama.

Usage notes[]

  • Often capitalized when used to refer to a specific person.
Hey, Ma, I’d like you to meet my friend Jamie.

Synonyms[]

Translations[]

See also[]

Anagrams[]


Breton[]

Pronoun[]

Template:Br-pron

  1. my

Interjection[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Br interjections|Ma]]

  1. good!

Conjunction[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Br conjunctions|Ma]]

  1. that
  2. if

Synonyms[]


Dorze[]

Noun[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Doz nouns|Ma]]

  1. bee (insect)

Dutch[]

Noun[]

Ma m. (plural ma's, diminutive maatje, diminutive plural maatjes)

  1. mother

Synonyms[]

See also[]


Estonian[]

Pronoun[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Et pronouns|Ma]]

  1. I; short form of mina.

Finnish[]

Etymology 1[]

From maanantai.

Abbreviation[]

Ma

  1. maanantai (Monday)

Etymology 2[]

Pronoun[]

Ma

  1. (personal, archaic, poetic) I
Synonyms[]
  • minä (standard Finnish)
  • mie (dialectal)
  • (colloquial)
  • mää (dialectal)

French[]

Pronunciation[]

Adjective[]

Ma f. (singular)

  1. feminine form of mon. Template:Possessive My.

Related terms[]

Template:French possessive adjectives


Hungarian[]

Pronunciation[]

Adverb[]

Ma

  1. today

Noun[]

Ma (plural mák)

  1. today

Declension[]

Template:Hu-decl-k-backTemplate:Hu-pos-tok

Derived terms[]

  • jobb ma egy veréb, mint holnap egy túzok
  • mai

Ido[]

Conjunction[]

Ma

  1. but

Italian[]

Etymology[]

From Latin magis.[1]

Conjunction[]

Ma

  1. but

References[]

  1. Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

Japanese[]

Noun[]

Ma (hiragana , katakana )

  1. : hiragana character ma
  2. : katakana character ma
  3. : space, room
  4. : evil spirit

Livonian[]

Pronoun[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Liv pronouns|Ma]]

  1. Template:Personal I; short form of mina.

Lojban[]

Particle[]

Template:Jbo-cmavo

  1. Used as a sumti, the word indicates asking for that sumti; thus it is equivalent to any of the English question words who, where, how, etc.

Mandarin[]

Pronunciation[]

Particle[]

Template:Cmn-particle

  1. An interrogative marker; a calling for either agreement or disagreement.
    • OK ma?
    is it OK?
    • /?
    /?
    xìn ma?
    Do you believe him/her?
    • 普通话?
    普通話?
    shuō Pǔtōnghuà ma?
    Do you speak Putonghua/Mandarin?
    • 英语?
    英語?
    men shuō Yīngyǔ ma?
    Do you (plural) speak English?

Noun[]

Template:Cmn-noun

  1. horse

Derived terms[]

  • niutoubuduimazui

Pinyin[]

Template:Cmn-alt-pinyin

  1. : interrogative particle; repetition of a tune small; tender
  2. : final interrogative particle
  3. : final interrogative particle
  4. : final exclamatory particle
  5. :
  6. : interrogative final particle; insignificant, small, tiny
  7. : interrogative final particle; insignificant, small, tiny

Pinyin syllable[]

ma

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[]

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Nigerian Pidgin[]

Determiner[]

ma

  1. my

Old French[]

Pronoun[]

Ma f. (masculine mon, plural mes)

  1. my (first-person singular possessive pronoun)

Descendants[]

  • French: ma

Old Frisian[]

Cardinal number[]

ma

  1. (cardinal) one

Pitjantjatjara[]

Adverb[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Pjt adverbs|Ma]]

  1. away

Polish[]

Pronunciation[]

Verb[]

Ma

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of mieć.
    Andrzej ma 18 lat. – Andrzej is 18 years old.

Pronoun[]

Ma f.

  1. my

Synonyms[]

  • moja

Scots[]

Pronunciation[]

  • [[w:Template:Sco phonology|IPA]]: /ma/, /mə/

Pronoun[]

Template:Sco-pron

  1. my

Scottish Gaelic[]

Adverb[]

Ma

  1. if
    Ma tha thu 'g iarrraidh sin... - If you want that...

Usage notes[]

  • If followed by the future tense, the relative future tense is used.
    Dèan e, ma thogras tu. - Do it, if you want.

Sumerian[]

Conjunction[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Sux conjunctions|Ma]]

  1. and
  2. but

Tz'utujil[]

Adverb[]

ma

  1. not

Vietnamese[]

Template:Vi Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia vi

Pronunciation[]

  • [[w:Template:Vi phonology|IPA]]: /ˈmɑː/

Noun[]

Ma [[Category:Template:Vi nouns|Ma]]

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)


This Vietnamese entry was created from the translations listed at ghost. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Ma in the Vietnamese Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) January 2009

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