See also: مغ

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Ugaritic 𐎎𐎓 (mʿ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʕa/
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PrepositionEdit

مَعَ (maʿa)

  1. with, together with, accompanied by, in the company of
    Synonym: وَ(wa)
    Antonyms: بِدُونِ(bidūni), بِلَا(bilā)
  2. in the estimation of, in the eyes of, in the opinion of
  3. in spite of, despite
    Synonym: بَيْدَ(bayda)
  4. toward, in relation to
  5. pro, for, advocate of, supporting
  6. have
    Synonyms: لَدَا(ladā), لَدَى(ladā), لَدُنْ(ladun), عِنْدَ(ʿinda), لِ(li)

Usage notesEdit

مَعَ (maʿa) is used to mean "to have" when the object possessed is small and on the possessor's person. The possessor is expressed as the object of the preposition.

InflectionEdit

    Inflected forms
Base form مَعَ (maʿa)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
Singular Dual Plural
Masculine Feminine Common Masculine Feminine
First person مَعِي(maʿī) مَعَنَا(maʿanā)
Second person مَعَكَ(maʿaka) مَعَكِ(maʿaki) مَعَكُمَا(maʿakumā) مَعَكُمْ(maʿakum) مَعَكُنَّ(maʿakunna)
Third person مَعَهُ(maʿahu) مَعَهَا(maʿahā) مَعَهُمَا(maʿahumā) مَعَهُمْ(maʿahum) مَعَهُنَّ(maʿahunna)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Gulf Arabic: مع(maʕa)
  • Hijazi Arabic: مع(maʿ)
  • Maltese: ma'
  • Moroccan Arabic: مع(mʕa)
  • Tunisian Arabic: مع(mʕa)

Gulf ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَعَ(maʿa).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

مع (maʕa)

  1. with, together with, in the company of
    Synonym: ويا(wiya)
    1. (by extension) to have
    Synonym: عند(ʕind)
  2. pro-, for, advocate of, supporting
    Antonym: ضد(ð̣id)
    Synonym: ويا(wiya)

InflectionEdit

    Inflected forms of مع
Base form مع (maʕa)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person معاي(maʕāy) معانا(maʕāna)
2nd person معاك(maʕāk) معاچ(maʕāč) معاكم(maʕākum)
3rd person معاه(maʕā) معاها(maʕāha) معاهم(maʕāhum)

Usage notesEdit

Unlike other prepositions, مع(maʕa) can be used with the verb negation particle ما() (as well as the regular preposition negation particle مو()), especially in its inflected forms.


Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَعَ(maʿa).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

مع (maʿ)

  1. with, together with, in the company of
    حروح معاك
    ḥarūḥ maʿāk
    I will go with you
  2. in spite of, despite
  3. toward, in relation to
  4. pro, for, advocate of, supporting

InflectionEdit

Inflected forms of مع
Base form مع (maʿ)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person معاي(maʿāya) معانا(maʿāna)
2nd person معاك(maʿāk) معاكي(maʿāki) معاكم(maʿākum)
3rd person معاه(maʿā) معاها(maʿāha) معاهم(maʿāhum)

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَعَ(maʿa).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

مع (mʕa)

  1. as (at the same instant that)
    مع جيت، مشى ينعس.‎‎
    mʕa jīt, mša yinʕas
    As I came, he went to sleep.

PrepositionEdit

مع (mʕa)

  1. with, together with, in the company of
    ماش نخرج معاه.‎‎
    māš nuḵruj mʕāh
    I will go out with him.
  2. pro, for, advocate of, supporting
    آنا مع البارصا فهاد الدوري.‎‎
    ʔāna mʕa l-bārṣa f-hād ed-dawri
    I am supporting FC Barcelona in this tournament.

InflectionEdit

Inflected forms of مع
Base form مع (mʕa)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person معاي(mʕāy, mʕāya) معانا(mʕāna)
2nd person معاك(mʕāk) معاكي(mʕāki) معاكم(mʕākum)
3rd person معاه(mʕāh) معاها(mʕāha) معاهم(mʕāhum)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَعَ(maʿa).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

مع (maʕ)

  1. with, together with, in the company of
  2. (by extension) to have
    Synonyms: عند(ʕind), إلـ(ʔil-)

InflectionEdit

(variant A):

    Inflected forms of مع
Base form مع (maʕ)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person معي(maʕi) معنا(maʕna)
2nd person معك(maʕak) معك(maʕek) معكم(maʕkom)
3rd person معه(maʕo) معها(maʕha) معهم(maʕhom)

(variant B):

    Inflected forms of مع
Base form معا(maʕa)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person معاي(maʕāy) معانا(maʕāna)
2nd person معاك(maʕāk) معاك(maʕāki) معاكم(maʕākom)
3rd person معاه(maʕā) معاها(maʕāha) معاهم(maʕāhom)

Tunisian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَعَ(maʿa).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

مع (mʕa)

  1. with, together with, in the company of
    تحبشي تجي معايا؟‎‎
    tḥibbši tji mʕāya?
    Would you like to come with me?

InflectionEdit

inflected forms of مع
Base form مع (mʕa)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person معايا(mʕāya) معانا(mʕāna)
2nd person معاك(mʕāk) معاكم(mʕākum)
3rd person معاه(mʕāh) معاها(mʕāha) معاهم(mʕāhum)