How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"mal" is from "male" ("badly") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
In this sense, "mal" is a word added to another word to make a new word.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "bad" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Electrical malfunctions are usually the first symptoms to show up.|
|Malevolent beings, "ghosts, evil spirits", hinder man in achieving a proper relation with the spiritual realm.|