See also: مس

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From underlying Arabic مَا هُوَ شَيْء(mā huwa šayʾ) and Arabic مَا هِيَ شَيْء(mā hiya šayʾ). The gender distinction was eventually lost, leaving miš, muš as interchangeable or regional variants.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

مِش or مُش (miš or muš)

  1. not
    أنا مش مصري.‎‎
    ʾana miš maṣri.
    I'm not Egyptian.

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Central Atlas Tamazight ⴰⵎⵓⵛⵛ (amušš).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /muʃː/
  • (file)

NounEdit

مش (muššm (plural مشاش(mšāš), feminine مشة(mušša))

  1. cat
    Synonym: قط(qaṭṭ)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From underlying Arabic مَا هُوَ شَيْء(mā huwa šayʾ).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

مش (muš)

  1. not
    مش مشكلة‎‎
    No problem

Tunisian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From underlying Arabic مَا هُوَ شَيْء(mā huwa šayʾ).

PronunciationEdit

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مش (muš)

  1. not
    آنا مش تونسي.‎‎
    ʾāna muš tūnsi.
    I am not Tunisian.