ليه م مأ


Alphabetical letter م

[The twenty-fourth letter of the alphabet; called مِيمٌ. It is one of the letters termed مَجْهُورَة, or vocal, and of those termed شَفَهِيَّة or labial: it is a letter of augmentation.]

word: م(dissociation - B1)

[As a numeral, it denotes forty.]


Supplement:


مَ / مِ / مُ / مّ

مَ for the interrogative مَا immediately following a prep.: see مَا in the Ṣ, Ḳ; and إِلَى last sentence.

word: م(signification - A2)
word: م(signification - A3)

مُ ٱللّٰهِ &c.: see أَيْمُنُ ٱللّٰهِ.

word: م(signification - A4)

مّ for أُمّ: see the latter.


مَا

مَا when following كُلّ or إِنَّ or أَيْنَ or أَىّ, if having the signification of الَّذِى, is written separately. (El-Hareeree, in De Sacy's Anthol. Gram. Ar., p. 67 of the Ar. text.)

ma(signification - A2)

مَا added to certain adverbial nouns is not merely redundant, but gives to them a conditional and general signification; as in أَيْنَمَا Wherever; and حَيْثُمَا Wherever, and whenever; &c.: see Ḳur, ii. 143, 145, &c.: and see De Sacy's Gram., i. 537 and 538.

ma(signification - A3)

مَا While; as in مَا دُمْتُ حَيًّا: and as much as; see Ḳur, lxiv. 16.

ma(signification - A4)

بِمَا Because بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْسُقُونَ Because they did transgress; or for that they did transgress. (Ḳur.)

ma(signification - A5)

إِنَّكَ مَا وَخَيْرًا, for مَعَ خَيْرٍ. See خَيْرٌ.

ma(signification - A6)

مَا is also added to a noun to denote the littleness of that which is signified by the noun; as in أَرَبٌ مَّا Some little want. (IAth in TA, art. ارب.)

ma(signification - A7)

مَا in أَمَّا and إِمَّا (of which latter إِمَّا لَا is an instance) I have mentioned in arts. أَمَّا and إِمَّا.

ma(signification - A8)

بَالِغًا مَا بَلَغَ: see بَلَغَ.

ma(signification - A9)

مَا أَنْتَ [What art thou?] means what are thy qualities, or attributes? (Ḥar, p. 155.) مَا رَبُّ العَالَمِينَ, in the Ḳur, xxvi. 22, means أَىٌّ شَىْءٍ هُوَ. (Jel.) See also an ex. voce فَىّ.

ma(signification - A10)

مَا لَكَ signifies أَىُّ شَىْءٍ ثَبَتَ لَكَ (IbrD) and may be rendered What aileth thee?

ma(signification - A11)

شَىْءٌ مَّا Some particular thing: something. (See إِيهِ.) Also, Any particular thing? (IbrD.) See an ex. cited voce صَبَاحٌ.

ma(signification - A12)

فَتًى مَّا فُلَانٌ An excellent youth is such a one. (IbrD.) See Kull, p. 336. See also Bḍ, middle p. 42.

ma(signification - A13)

مَا is sometimes put for مَا دَامَ, مَا دَامُوا, and the like; i. e. As long as: see an ex. voce كَاظَّ, and التُّرْكُ, and جَلَّ.

ma(signification - A14)

الشَّكْلُ إِلَى الطُّولِ مَا هُوَ The form inclines somewhat to length; agreeably with a rendering voce عُقْرٌ: see De Sacy's Gr., sec. ed., i. 543 and 539: see also شَىْءٌ مَّا above: in the Ḳur xxxviii. 23, ما is redundant, (Bḍ,) denoting vagueness and wonder, (Ksh, Bḍ,) or a corroborative of fewness: (Jel:) it means somewhat whether great or little in degree or importance.

ma(dissociation - B1)

مَا, the negative particle, followed by a pret., often requires the latter to be rendered in English by the preterperfect: ex. مَا رَأَيْتُهُ مُذْ يَوْمَان I have not seen him for two days. See De Sacy's Anthol. Gram. Ar., p. 253.