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EtymologyEdit

From Old French mal- from the Latin adverb male, from malus.

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mal-

  1. bad, badly as in maladjusted, malcontent - faulty, faultily as in malfunction
  2. not

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French mal- in its secondary sense of denoting the opposite.

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mal-

  1. denotes opposites, usually having worse meaning than their roots
    e.g. mal- + ‎alta (high) → ‎malalta (low).

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French mal-, from Old French mal-, from mal (bad; badly).

PronunciationEdit

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mal-

  1. badly; wrongly
    mal- + ‎faisant → ‎malfaisant (harmful)
  2. denotes the opposite of the unprefixed form

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ItalianEdit

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mal-

  1. bad; badly

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PrefixEdit

mal-

  1. bad; badly

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