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macfmana1ptcas well, also, tooMɩ ma jaŋ mʋ dɩa.I am also going home.2pronyou, your pl.Ma nɩaa baŋmɛɛ nɛ?How many people are you?
maachietemp1in futureMaachie bɩra sɩ́ ŋɩɩ ŋaa.Do not do this again from now on.2a certain day in the futureMaachie mɩ ma jaŋ ŋaa kuoru.One day I will also be a rich man.
maalanolder brother, sister (also cousins)4.1.9Kinship
maala ... pɛɩv phrto do sth. in vainŊ maala mʋ ma, pɛɩ nɛ.If you go, you go in vain.
maamaachiexcl(Hs.) surprising, shockingMaamaachi!Good gracious!
maamɩnbodice, bra (brassiere)
maasanfried millet cake5.2Food
maasɛcfleenivto have disrespect for sb.Ʋ maasɛmɛ.He disrespected me.
machericflibiren1blacksmith2brass caster(Ha.)
magɛcfchɛ̀rɛ́v1to be sufficient, fitƲ magɛ sikuuri mʋnʋŋ nɛ.He is old enough to go to school.2to have enoughBɩra sɩ́ lɩɩ la ŋaa kɔ, mɩ maga nɛ.Do not get any more water, I have enough.3to be necessaryƲ maga dɩ mɩ mʋ asibiti.I have to go to the hospital.
magɛ dɔŋɔv phr1to be equalLa kala time magɛ dɔŋɔ nɛ.We all have equal pay.2to be level, flat, evenTinteeŋ magɛ dɔŋɔ.The floor is level.
magɛ nlacjperhaps, may beMɩɩ mʋ dɩa nɛ, magɛ nla mɩ nyɩmma kɔ.I am going home in the hope that my father has come.
magɩlɛvput a mark onMɩ jaŋ magɩlɛ mɩ bʋʋnaa kala.I will put marks on all my goats.
magɩlɩŋn1tribal mark, brandƲ kɛŋ magɩlɩŋ nɛ.He has a tribal mark.2land marktinteeŋ magɩlɩŋland mark
magɩsɛv1to measureMɩ ŋaa meesiŋ nɛ, ʋ maga mɩ magɩsɛ kɩaa.As a mason I have to measure things.2to test, to try sb.Mɩ joŋ moribiiŋ a bil teibil nyuŋ dɩ mɩ magɩsɛ bile nɛ.I put a coin on the table to test the child.
malvto be acquainted with, used to, familiar withMɩ gʋnnɛ luori la mal nɛ.I have learnt to drive a car and now I am used to it.
malɩmacfdɩbaaladɩhaalaŋaananolder brother, sister (cf. maala)
manacfmapron. emph.you (pl., emph. form of ma)
manyaŋkan(Hs) slaughterhouse (Utusa){Ha}
maŋgaazɩan(Hs.) leader of a women's society
maŋkenin(Twi) cocoyam1.5Plant
maŋŋaanstage, point
maranumtwenty, a score
marɩfan1gun, pistol2hunter's idol3common name