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ma-

pref. This prefix occurs with its long vowel before monosyllabic and short disyllabic roots (cf. ma-2, where the prefix has a short vowel in these positions). (See mae, maee; makave, makavekave; mainu; (aka-,ta-)mamaro; maoro, mamaoro, maorooro; (ta-, aka-)marama, maramarama; mareva; matipi(tipi); mauru, maviri(viri).)