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ma1ma̰v.splash onBia la ma futo la, la ko'om.the child splashed water on the clothes.ma'arima'ama'ara
ma2mà̰maduman.1mother2Person4.1.1Kinship2a spirit or god acquired from one's mother's family line.4.5Religion
ma3ma̰pron.1st pers s. subj., obj., poss. I, me, my.
ma'a1má̰ʔa̰adv. prt.only, aloneA da' la bua ayila ma'a.he bought only one goat.Eŋa ma'a n siŋɛ.he alone went.
ma'a2má̰ʔa̰adv. prt.1exact, rightFu yele la ma'a.you said the right thing.2A iŋɛ la ma'a.
ma'a3má̰ʔa̰advfull to the brimKo'om la pirɛ yoore la ma'a.the pot is full to the brim with water.
maalammá̰a̰làmmaaleduman.1any MuslimsynMuselemitikiya4.5Religion2Person2traditional Muslim teacher of ArabicHau.
ma'alɛma̰ʔa̰lɛv.soak sth. slightly, dip briefly into water, eg. fibre, clothing.A ma'alɛ biiro la ko'om puan.he soaked the fibre briefly in water.ma'alima'alegɔma'ala
maalɛ1ma̰a̰lɛv.1make, createA maalɛ la kunkure.he made a hoe handle.Pɔka la maalɛ la ma'aserɛ.the woman made a millet cake.Winɛ n maalɛ Asaala.God created man.maalɛ fumiŋa.make yourself look nice (idiom).2make a copy or facsimile of sth., eg. by drawing, modellingA maalɛ la nɛra gɔŋɔ puan.she drew the person on paper.3make or revive a fire, by putting in firewood or any material. A maalɛ bugum la.he revived the fire.4construct a roadBa maalɛ palɛ la.they constructed the road.5make peace, reconcile or solve an issue. Ba maalɛ yele la.they solved the case.Yidaana la maalɛ zɛberɛ la.the family head settled the disagreement.maalimaalegɔmaala
maalɛ2ma̰a̰lɛv.be productive, give a good yield, of crops.Sukaam maalɛ ya.the groundnuts yielded well.maalimaalegɔ
maamma̰a̰mv.make someone speechless, through fear, spiritual attack, etc.Tiim daana la maam la bia la nɔɔrɛ.the spiritualist made the child unable to speak.maanimaaŋɔ
maanma̰a̰nv. prt.again. Used before the verb to indicate repetition of the event.A maan wa'am na.he came again.
ma'anɛmá̰ʔa̰nɛ̰̀ma'anan.okro, the plant and the fruitAbelmoschus esculentus5.2Food1.4.3Plant, grassDI/'A
maanɛ1má̰a̰nɛ̰maanaadj.under-cooked, immature, prematuresagemaanɛtz that has not been cooked enough. zelemaanɛimmature, soft-shelled egg.DI/'A
maanɛ2maanan.helpfulness, beneficial effectBudaa la tibegɔ tari maanɛ.the man's treatment is helpful.Sukuu sinɛ tari maanɛ.school education is beneficial.DI/'A
ma'ankɛ'ɛŋamá̰ʔa̰n'kɛ̀ʔɛŋa̰ma'ankɛ'ɛsin.dried okro5.2FoodKA/SI
ma'ankudɔkɔmá̰ʔa̰n'kʋ̀'dɔ́kɔma'ankudɔgerɔn.okro stalk1.4.4Parts of plantKU/TU
ma'ankuleregomá̰ʔa̰n'kù'lérəgoma'ankuleton.fresh okro soup5.2FoodKU/TU
ma'anmiomá̰ʔan'̰mḭ́ḭoma'anmiiron.the dried fruit of the okro plant, kept as seed for sowing.KU/TU
ma'asegamà̰ʔa̰həgama'asaadj.1coldkoma'asega.cold water.2wettinma'asega.wet land.KA/'A
maaseŋɔmà̰a̰həŋɔn.preparationKU
ma'aserɛmà̰ʔa̰hərɛma'asan.cake, a kind of fried millet or maize cake5.2FoodDI/'A
ma'asummá̰ʔahʋ̰mn.shadeM
maasumma̰a̰hʋ̰mv.prepare, get ready, eg. food, land for farmingKaareba la maasum samana la.the farmers prepared the farmlands.maasenimaaseŋɔmaasena
ma'asuntiamá̰ʔahʋ̰ǹ'tɩ́ama'asuntiisin.1shade tree2umbrellaKA/SI