ma1māvmake it touch, join, make it have contactKe má ála yíngɛ ekwá ngú bó.Don't touch my body with that thing.
ma2māv.auxwas/were (past continuous)Engɔ à zɔ̀ʼ angú mmɛ̀ ma nde.He called me while I was eating.
ma3māv.auxto be (used for nouns of class 6a)Mɔ́m mu ma nàm.My wine is sweet.
mámáv.auxif (conditional occurring after the subject or sentence initial)Má ngwò mé èjii, bɔ̂ be nɛɛ.If you are a thief, people know.Mmɛ̀ má zèʼe, mmɛ̀ wa sàa ekɔ̂n.If I have to come, I will send a message.
ma afwɔ́mā āfwɔ́vcopulate, go to bed with, lie withYɔsɛb à ke ma afwɔ́ nì Marayɛ tyɛ ésá be Yesô bo.Joseph did not go to bed with Mary before Jesus was born.