See also: Mahal

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From Hindi महल (mahal), from Arabic مَحَلّ (maḥall, place).

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mahal (plural mahals) (India)

  1. A summerhouse.
  2. Private lodgings.
  3. (historical) A territorial division of pre-independence India.
  4. A division of a farm.
  5. A division of a hunting preserve.

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Bikol Central

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Malay mahal.

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  • IPA(key): /maˈhal/, [maˈhal̪]
  • IPA(key): /maˈʔal/, [maˈʔal̪] (h-dropping)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧hal

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mahál (plural marahal, intensified mahalon, plural intensified marahalon, Basahan spelling ᜋᜑᜎ᜔)

  1. expensive, costly
    Antonym: barato
    Mahal na baga an koriyente.
    Electricity is already expensive.

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mahál (intensified mahalon, Basahan spelling ᜋᜑᜎ᜔)

  1. (literary, poetic) dear, beloved
    Synonyms: padangat, padaba
    Mahal kong....
    Dear....

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mahál (Basahan spelling ᜋᜑᜎ᜔)

  1. (literary, poetic) loved one; darling; sweetheart
    Synonyms: padangat, padaba

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Malay mahal.

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  • Hyphenation: ma‧hal
  • IPA(key): /maˈhal/, [mɐˈhal̪]

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mahál (Badlit spelling ᜋᜑᜎ᜔)

  1. dear; cherished
  2. expensive; costly
    Antonym: barato

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Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Malay mahal, from Sanskrit महार्घ (mahārgha). Cognate of Tagalog mahal (dear, expensive).

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  • IPA(key): [ˈmahal]
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  • Hyphenation: ma‧hal

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mahal

  1. expensive
    Synonym: (slang) mehong
    Antonym: murah
  2. rare, hard

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Malay

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Etymology

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From Sanskrit महार्घ (mahārgha).

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  • IPA(key): (Standard) /mahal/, (Kelantan) [maha]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧hal
  • Rhymes: -al

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mahal (Jawi spelling ماهل)

  1. expensive

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  • Indonesian: mahal (expensive)
  • Tagalog: mahál (dear, precious; expensive)
    • Bikol Central: mahal (dear, expensive)
    • Cebuano: mahal (dear, expensive)
  • Waray-Waray: mahál (expensive)

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Old High German

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From Proto-West Germanic *mahl, *maþl, from Proto-Germanic *mahlą, *maþlą (assembly, council).

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mahal n

  1. court, judicial assembly
  2. agreement, contract
  3. covenant, marriage vows

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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Possibly from Sanskrit महार्घ (mahārgha) via Malay mahal. Compare Kapampangan mal, Bikol Central mahal, Cebuano mahal, Asi mahay, and Javanese ꦩꦲꦭ꧀ (mahal).

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mahál (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜑᜎ᜔)

  1. dear; precious; cherished
    Synonym: mahalaga
    Mahal kong Maynila, sayo'y hindi mawawalay.
    My dear Manila, I won't part ways from you.
    Mahal na [mga] ArawHoly Week (literally, “Valued Days”)
  2. expensive; high-priced
    Synonyms: magastos, (gay slang) maharlika, (gay slang) Mahalia Jackson
    Antonym: mura
    mahal na pang-matrikulaexpensive tuition fee
  3. (archaic) noble; exalted
    Synonyms: dakila, kagalang-galang, maginoo, maharlika, noblesa, marangal, pinagmamalaki
  4. (obsolete) grave; serious
    Synonym: grabe

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mahál (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜑᜎ᜔)

  1. beloved
    Synonyms: ibig, irog
    O aking mahal, sadyang pinagtagpo tayo ng tadhana!
    O my beloved, we have been led to meet by fate!
  2. expensive items

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  • Bikol Central: mahal (dear, expensive)
  • Cebuano: mahal (dear, expensive)

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Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish محل (mahal), from Arabic مَحَلّ (maḥall).

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mahal (definite accusative mahalli, plural mahaller)

  1. place, location; post

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  • The Arabic plural is mahâl with a long vowel.
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Uzbek

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Etymology

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From Arabic مَحَلّ (maḥall).

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mahal (plural mahallar)

  1. time (occurrence)

Waray-Waray

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Malay mahal.

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  • Hyphenation: ma‧hal
  • IPA(key): /maˈhal/, [maˈhal]

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mahál

  1. expensive
    Antonym: barato