Meanings

1.
sometimes
Value:
Opposite: oft
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The meaning of "mal"

The first part of our look at the meaning of "mal". Here, we focus on where "mal" comes from and on its more "conventional" meanings.


Advent Calendar 6 - "Oftensity"

Word Family

Root: *menegh-

The core idea of this root was:

copious, a lot

It’s still alive in the German Menge and the English relative many.
The German word manche has shifted from “a lot” to “a few” and now means some.

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