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M-

M-

See also: m-

Esperanto

Abbreviation

M-

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of mal-.
    malboneMbone

m-

m-

See also: M-

English

Prefix

m-

  1. (organic chemistry) meta-

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Old Irish

Prefix

m- (class A infixed pronoun) (triggers lenition)

  1. me

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Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Old_Irish_words_prefixed_with_m-'>Old Irish words prefixed with m-</a>

Swahili

Alternative forms

  • mu- (both etymologies)
  • mw- (both etymologies)

Etymology 1

From Proto-Bantu *mu̹-.

Prefix

m- (plural wa-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 1 denoting humans.
    1. Forms the name of somebody who does something, has a certain characteristic, or is from a certain place.

Etymology 2

From Proto-Bantu *mu-.

Prefix

m- (plural mi-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 3 denoting plants and inanimate natural things.
    1. Forms the name of a plant from its fruit.

See also

  • Appendix:Swahili noun classes

Zulu

Prefix

m- (basic noun prefix)

  1. Basic (augmentless) form of um-
  2. Basic (augmentless) form of im-

Prefix

-m- (object concord)

  1. him, her, it (class 1)

Usage notes

The form -m- is used with stems that have more than one syllable, such as -bona. With stems of only one syllable, the form is -mu-.

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