Ma (mä), n. [Cf. Mamma.]

1.

A child's word for mother.

2. [Hind.]

In Oriental countries, a respectful form of address given to a woman; mother. Balfour (Cyc. of India).

 

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Ma, conj. [It.] (Mus.)

But; -- used in cautionary phrases; as, "Vivace, ma non troppo presto" (i. e., lively, but not too quick). Moore (Encyc. of Music).

 

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