- crazy [Sch 73] [G] (Arabic)
- madam [Sch 85]
- Mahomet, Muhammad (name of Muslim prophet) [CT 9]
- lower [the sail]
- is not [F] makach is from the local Arabic rendition of
"nothing". ka is the presentational particle of Maghrebi Arabic. ŝay'
meaning "thing" is appended to complete the negative.
- sick [Sch 78]
- bad(ly), pain
- 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. However, the form here appears to be a direct
loan from Hebrew ml$yn
into Judeo-Arabic, it being treated as a quadriliteral reflexive verb.
- lack, break (one's word). ba$ ma ymankarw$ lplabra meakwm. So that they
will not break their word with you. [SLE 126a]
- type, way. [Sch 79]
wyeml Hwayj mn had almanyra. And he will do things of that
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.
- eat [Dict] [TM]
- meal, food, breakfast [Dict][Sch 72]
- 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.
- mahbùb=10 piastres Tunisian gold coin
- marabout (Arabic)
- 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]
- mirror (Arabic) [Sch 72]
- mode of address by a Moor to a Christian woman [Sch 81] Cf.
- slaughter, extinguish [Dict] [Sch 71]
- small farm
- stick [G] Perh. < Arabic maTraq mallet,
- morning [CT 10]
- matutinal, of the morning [EG]
- matza franka
- apricot. Lit. Christian-killer. See the discussion of this
item in a separate note.
- better [D3]
- mercante, mercanti
- 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.
TM uses the second form, and glosses marchand, civil
(opposé à militaire) merchant, civil (as opposed to
military.) G also uses the second form, glosses bourgeois.
- merchants (collective.) $y mrqan+yya dy hwman fy mdwn bead. Some
merchants who are in distant cities. [SLE 126a]
lmrqan+yya dl blad. The merchants of the city [SLE 153a]
- merchandise [Dict] [Sch 71]
- meschin, meskine
- poor (Arabic) [Sch 72, 85]
- mesquin (Arabic)
- pitiful [Dict] [G]
- put [Sch 79]
- put, hoist (flag)
- middle, half
- I, me [Dict] [Sch 70, 85] [CT 5, 10]
- wmn kwtrt dy kan mlywnyr kbyr dxltw algawt. On account of the fact
that he was a big millionnaire, pride entered into him. [SLE 4b] gawt is a
Hebrew word with an Arabic prefix.
[Sch 71, 78, 81, 85]
- looked [Sch 71]; saw [D5]
- misery. fy had leam kant myzyryya kbyra. In that year there was great
misery. [SLE 76b]
- my [Sch 75]
- Monophysite (religious sect) [CT A17]
- I [Sch 85]
- moment. fy dak lmwmn+w ynzal mn balhwm dak· a$bw$. In that
moment this confusion will depart from their minds. [SLE 71b]
whayydak· car flmwmyn+w brwHw. And this occurred at the
very moment. [SLE 153B]
su lo momento. Immediately [EG]
- see mundo.
- go up
- die [Dict] [Sch 78]
- Moor (presumably not professing Islam) [CT A8]
- Moor [Sch 81]
- dead TM glosses this word in the figurative meaning
- sir [Sch 85]
- Muscovite, Russian [D5]
- wife [Sch 86]
- servant, boy
- muchache de la Golfe
- servant, boy
- mufti, muphty
- mufti, religious leader (Arabic) [CT passim]
- wife [Sch 81] [TM]
- mulo, mulet
- mule TM lists the second form.
- much [Sch 81]
- very much [Sch 79]
- world. [Dict] [Sch 78]
ma kan$y mzyyana mtlha fy jmye lmwndw. There was no one as
good as she in the whole world. [SLE 29b]
- go up [D4]
- Moorish [Sch 75]
- ripe, rampart, wall
- music. wmwzyqa tdrb ela kl +bae. And there were all kinds of music.
- muzzle, snout
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