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Algerian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَاء(māʾ, water).

NounEdit

ما ()

  1. water

Andalusian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَاء(māʾ, water).

NounEdit

ما ()

  1. water

ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

مَا (m

  1. (interrogative) what?
  2. (indefinite) some, a certain
  3. (relative) that which, what
  4. (relative) something which
  5. (indefinite relative) whatever, all that

SynonymsEdit

ParticleEdit

 
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مَا ()

  1. not

ConjunctionEdit

مَا ()

  1. as long as

AdverbEdit

مَا ()

  1. whenever
  2. as far as, to the extent that, to the degree that
  3. (with an elative in the accusative) (oh) how...!
    مَا أَجْمَلَ ٱلْحَيَاةَ!‎‎
    ʾajmala l-ḥayāh!
    How beautiful life is!

Usage notesEdit

  • (oh how): The above accusative construction is called تَعَجُّب(taʿajjub, amazement) in Arabic. According to traditional grammar, if a nominative were used in the example above (resulting in mā ʾajmalu l-ḥayāh), it would turn into a question meaning: “What is the most beautiful kind of life?”

HassaniyaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَاء(māʾ, water).

NounEdit

ما ()

  1. water

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَاء(māʾ, water).

NounEdit

ما ()

  1. water

MozarabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mea (my). Compare French ma.

NounEdit

ما (maf

  1. my

PersianEdit

 
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ما
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭫𐭭𐭤(amāh, we, us).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɒː/
    (file)

PronounEdit

Dari Persian ما
Iranian Persian ما
Tajiki Persian мо (mo)

ما ()

  1. we
  2. (generally with following را) us
  3. (at end of an ezafe) our

InterjectionEdit

ما ()

  1. sound of a cow, moo