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English

Etymology

From French mal (illness).

Noun

Singular
mal

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Illness, affliction.
    a grand mal seizure
  2. (surfing) Contraction of malibu. (the longboard type of surfboard).

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Albanian

Etymology

A substratum word, akin to Romanian mal

Noun

mal m. (def. singular mali, def. plural malet)

  1. mount

Croatian

Adjective

mal

  1. small

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

mal f. (plural mallen, diminutive malletje, plural diminutive malletjes)

  1. A device to help drawing shapes
  2. A device to help shaping objects in plaster or plastics etc.

Adjective

mal m. (f & pl malle)

  1. funny, crazy

Usage notes

The adjective mal always refers to an aspect of a thing or person. It is the adjective form of the noun mallerd.

Derived terms


French

Etymology

From Old French mal, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] malus, derived from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (bad, wrong). Near cognates include Spanish malo and Italian male.

Pronunciation

Noun

mal m. (plural maux)

  1. trouble, difficulty
    J'ai du mal à m'imaginer celà. (“I have trouble imagining that.”)
  2. pain
    J'ai mal à la tête. (“I have a headache.” Literally, “My head hurts.”)
  3. evil

Derived terms

Adverb

mal

  1. badly
    C'est mal fait. (“It's done badly.”)

Adjective

mal

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) bad
    bon an, mal an
    bon gré, mal gré
    Il est mal de [infinitive]
    C'est mal de [infinitive]

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German

Adverb

mal

  1. times
    sechs mal sieben ist zweiundvierzig
    six times seven is forty-two6 × 7 = 42

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From mala (to purr).

Noun

mal n. [[Category:Template:lang:is nouns|mal]]

  1. purr
Declension
n-s Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mal malið - -
Accusative mal malið - -
Dative mali malinu - -
Genitive mals malsins - -

Etymology 2

See malur.

Noun

mal [[Category:Template:lang:is noun forms|mal]]

  1. Accusative singular of malur.

Interlingua

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ia:Template:lang:la derivations]] malus

Adjective

mal

  1. bad
  2. evil

Adverb

mal

  1. badly, poorly
  2. wrongfully, mis-

Noun

mal

  1. bad, badness, something bad
  2. evil
  3. illness
  4. pain, ache

Italian

Noun

mal m. [[Category:Template:lang:it nouns|mal]] inv.

  1. Apocopic form of male.

Kurdish

Noun

mal f.

  1. home, house

Portuguese

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Adjective

mal

  1. bad (faulty; not functional)


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Romanian

Etymology

From Dacian *mala or *malwa (attested in 'Dacia Maluensis') (< Proto-Indo-European *molH-). Has an Albanian cognate, mal (mountain).

Noun

mal (plural maluri)[[Category:Template:lang:ro nouns|mal]]

  1. shore

Spanish

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] malus, derived from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (bad, wrong).

Adjective

mal m. (apocopate, standard form malo)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Apocopic form of malo. bad; evil

Usage notes

The adjective form mal is only used before a singular masculin noun. In other positions, malo is used instead.

Adverb

mal (comparative peor)

  1. badly; poorly

Noun

mal m. (plural malos)

Singular
mal m.

Plural
malos m.

  • (Confirmation of this inflected form is sought) malos
  1. evil; harm; a bad thing or situation
    de mal en peor — “from bad to worse”

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

mal c.

  1. moth
  2. wels catfish (Silurus glanis)

Declension

Inflection for mal Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mal malen malar malarna
Genitive mals malens malars malarnas

See also

Verb

mal

  1. imperative of mala.

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Turkish

Etymology

From Arabic مال (māl), property).

Noun

mal

  1. assets
  2. (slang) stupid person
  3. (slang) prostitute

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