M

ma
but
mabul
crazy [Sch 73] (Arabic)
madama
madam [Sch 85]
madre
mother
maigro
thin
magazino
store
Mahametta
Mahomet, Muhammad (name of Muslim prophet) [CT 9]
mailion
million
malato
sick [Sch 78]
male
bad(ly), pain
malato
ill
malgrado
despite
mallatia
illness
malsinar
to slander. dayym ytml$nw flyhwd. They would constantly slander the Jews. [SLE 152a] This verb is derived from the Hebrew ml$yn 'slanderer', but is an early loan into Spanish.
malura
indisposition
malva
mallow
mama
mother
mancar
1. lack. Also:
2. to break (one's word). ba$ ma ymankarw$ lplabra meakwm. So that they will not break their word with you. [SLE 126a]
mandar
send
manera
type, way. [Sch 79]
wyeml Hwayj mn had almanyra. And he will do things of that type.
ayda b"m yclyha bhda lmanyra. If, God forbid, he prays it in this way. [SLE 45b] b"m = Aramaic bar minan, far from us.
mangiar
eat
mangiaria
meal, food, breakfast [Dict][Sch 72] Cf. the form manjares "foods" found in the Judeo-Spanish hymn Bendigamos.
maniera
manner
mano
hand
mantega
butter
mantel, mantelo
cloth, cover, often of the one used to cover the holy scrolls. Hram ymsHw blmndyl. It is forbidden to wipe it with the cloth. [SLE 17b] ylwwy ela yydw a+lyt dyyalw awwla mndylw. He should cover his hand with his prayer shawl or with the cloth. [SLE 80a] This word is old in Western Arabic.
marabut
marabout (Arabic)
marca
mark
marcar
mark
mare
sea
maréchal
marshal. wmat lmary''$al dlmHala. And the marshal of the place died. [SLE 13a] kl wwaHd fyhwm yjyb wwaHd lmary$al. Each one of them will bring a marshal. [SLE 59a] wyxrjw hadyk· azwj dlmary$al lwwc+ lplaca. And these two marshals will go out to the center of the plaza. [SLE 59a]
mareia
mirror (Arabic) maréia mirror (Arabic) [Sch 72]
Maria
mode of address by a Moor to a Christian woman [Sch 81]
mariniero
sailor
marmita
saucepan
martedi
Tuesday
martello
hammer
mas
more
massar
slaughter, extinguish [Dict] [Sch 71]
masseria
small farm
materasso
mattress
matino
morning
mattina
morning [CT 10]
maturo
ripe
mauro
moor
medico
physician
meditar
meditate
mefidenza
disbelief
mele
honey
melio(r)
better
melone
melon
memoria
memory
mentone
sheep
meno
less
mensongua
lie
mentir
lie
mentitor
liar
mercante
merchant. Also:
lm"hdd lwwaHd lmyrqan+y kbyr. What does the matter resemble? A certain great merchant.. [SLE 92b] lm"hdd is an abbreviation for Hebrew lmh hdbr dwmh.
mercantia
merchants (collective.) $y mrqan+yya dy hwman fy mdwn bead. Some merchants who are in distant cities. [SLE 126a]
lmrqan+yya dl blad. The merchants of the city [SLE 153a]
mercanzia
merchandise [Dict] [Sch 71]
mercoledi
Wednesday
meritar
merit
merito
merit
mescolar
falsify
meschin, meskine
poor (Arabic) [Sch 72, 85]
mesquin (Arabic)
pitiful
mestiere
trade
meter
put [Sch 79]
metir
put, hoist (flag)
meze
month
mezzo
middle, half
mi
I, me [Dict] [Sch 70, 85] [CT 5, 10]
mille
thousand
millionnaire
wmn kwtrt dy kan mlywnyr kbyr dxltw algawt. On account of the fact that he was a big millionnaire, pride entered into him. [SLE 4b] gawt is a Hebrew word with an Arabic prefix. whayydak· car flmwmyn+w brwHw. And this occurred at the very moment. [SLE 153B]
mondo
see mundo.
montagnia
mountain
montar
go up
morir
die [Dict] [Sch 78]
Morista
Moor (presumably not professing Islam) [CT A8]
Moros
Moor [Sch 81]
morto
dead
mosca
fly
mosieu
sir [Sch 85]
mostrar
show
moukere
wife [Sch 86]
movimento
movement
movir
move
muchacha
girl
muchachu
boy
mucera
wife
muchus
very
mufti, muphty
mufti, religious leader (Arabic) [CT passim]
mugeros
wife [Sch 81]
mulo
mule
multo
much [Sch 81]
mumucho
very much [Sch 79]
mundo
world. [Dict] [Sch 78]
ma kan$y mzyyana mtlha fy jmye lmwndw. There was no one as good as she in the whole world. [SLE 29b]
munizion
ammunition
murescha
Moorish [Sch 75]
muro
ripe, rampart, wall
música
music. wmwzyqa tdrb ela kl +bae. And there were all kinds of music. [SLE 109a]
musquita
gnat
musulmin
muslim
muzica
music
muzo
muzzle, snout

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