EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrefixEdit

mal-

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

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AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mal.

PrefixEdit

mal-

  1. poorly, badly

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Further readingEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mal/
  • (file)

PrefixEdit

mal-

  1. denotes opposites
    mal- + ‎alta (high) → ‎malalta (low).
    mal- + ‎ami (to love) → ‎malami (to hate).
    mal- + ‎dekstra (right) → ‎maldekstra (left).

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

mal-

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

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin male (badly).

PrefixEdit

mal-

  1. bad; badly

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin male (badly)

PrefixEdit

mal-

  1. bad; badly

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin male (badly)

PrefixEdit

mal-

  1. bad; badly
  2. poorly
  3. barely, hardly

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin male (badly).

PrefixEdit

mal-

  1. bad; badly

Derived termsEdit