Origin of mal-
Definition for mal (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for mal
There is a phrase for the foreigners' rapture: mal d'afrique.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love|Lea Carpenter|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I been thinking that the best thing would be for you to go to the Mal Pais mines with Mr. Neill.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
But in the end, men "shall discern between the righteous and the wicked," Mal.A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard
When they were opposite Mal Baie, about twenty-five leagues below Quebec, a strange sail bore in sight.Old Quebec|Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
Not in India, but by all that is mal à propos and out of place, in the most modern and material of cities—New York.A Question of Marriage|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
As in Genesis they are styled "men," mal'akh for "angel" does not occur in Ezekiel.
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Word Origin for mal-
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Word Origin and History for mal
word-forming element meaning "bad, badly, ill, poorly, wrong, wrongly," from French mal (adv.), from Old French mal (adj., adv.) "evil, ill, wrong, wrongly" (9c.), from Latin male (adv.) "badly," or malus (adj.) "bad, evil" (fem. mala, neuter malum), of unknown origin, perhaps related to Avestan mairiia "treacherous." Most Modern English words with this prefix are 19c. coinages.