See also: mu-

TranslingualEdit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. (SI prefix) Abbreviation of milli-.

EnglishEdit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. (organic chemistry) meta-

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested earlier as ëm- (Buzuku), from Proto-Albanian *an-, prefixation of Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).[1][2]

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. do-, on-, upon-

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, pages 173-174

EgyptianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Afroasiatic *m- (nominal prefix).[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

PrefixEdit

m
  1. forms masculine abstract nouns from verbs, with the resulting root structure /ˈmiCCiC/
  2. forms agent nouns from verbs, with the resulting root structure /ˈmaCCaC/ or /mVCˈCiCVw/ if masculine and /maCˈCaːCit/ or /mVCˈCiCwVt/ if feminine
  3. forms instrumental nouns from verbs, with the resulting root structure /ˈmaCCaC/ or /mVCˈCiCVw/ if masculine and /maCˈCaːCit/ or /mVCˈCiCwVt/ if feminine
  4. forms passive nouns from verbs, with the resulting root structure /miˈCuːCiC/ if masculine and /miˈCuCCit/ if feminine
  5. forms nouns from other nouns with no apparent change in meaning, with the resulting root structure unchanged but for the addition of /ma-/ and the loss of final -w in masculine nouns
  6. forms nomina loci from verbs and nouns

Alternative formsEdit

If followed by a labial consonant, this prefix dissimilated to n- in prehistoric times.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Gundacker, Roman (2011) “On the Etymology of the Egyptian Crown Name mrsw.t*: An “Irregular” Subgroup of m-Prefix Formations” in Lingua Aegyptia, volume 19, page 41–44
  1. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 1

KambaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. you plural (used for conjugating verbs to the subjective or nominative case of the personal pronoun)

Northern NdebeleEdit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. him, her, it; class 1 object concord; form of mu- used before stems of more than one syllable.

Old IrishEdit

PrefixEdit

m- (class A infixed pronoun, triggers lenition)

  1. me

Derived termsEdit

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Southern NdebeleEdit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. him, her, it; class 1 object concord; form of mu- used before stems of more than one syllable.

SwahiliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • mu- (both etymologies)
  • mw- (both etymologies)

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

m- (plural wa-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 1 denoting humans.
    1. Forms the name of somebody who does something, has a certain characteristic, or is from a certain place.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

m- (plural mi-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 3 denoting plants and inanimate natural things.
    1. Forms the name of a plant from its fruit.

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SwaziEdit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. him, her, it; class 1 object concord; form of mu- used before stems of more than one syllable.

XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. him, her, it; class 1 object concord.

ZuluEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. Class 1 simple noun prefix; form of mu- used before stems of more than one syllable.

Etymology 2Edit

PrefixEdit

ḿ-

  1. him, her, it; class 1 object concord; form of mu- used before stems of more than one syllable.

Etymology 3Edit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. Class 3 simple noun prefix; form of mu- used before stems of more than one syllable.

Etymology 4Edit

PrefixEdit

m-

  1. Class 9 simple noun prefix; form of n- used before stems beginning with a labial consonant.

ReferencesEdit