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Is mali a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word mali is a Scrabble US word. The word mali is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is mali a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word mali is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Valid words made from Mali

You can make 16 words from 'mali' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'mali'

LIMA 6MAIL 6
MALI 6 

3 letters words from 'mali'

AIL 3AIM 5
AMI 5LAM 5
MAL 5MIL 5

2 letters words from 'mali'

AI 2AL 2
AM 4LA 2
LI 2MA 4
MI 4 

All 4 letters words made out of mali

mali amli mlai lmai almi lami mail amil mial imal aiml iaml mlia lmia mila imla lima ilma alim laim ailm ialm liam ilam

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word mali. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in mali.

Definitions and meaning of mali

mali

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Hindi माली (mālī, gardener), from Sanskrit माली (mālī, wreath-maker, garland-maker; florist; gardener), मालिन् (mālin, florist; gardener), from माला (mālā, wreath, garland; chaplet, crown).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɑli/, /ˈmæ-/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːli, -æli
  • Hyphenation: ma‧li

Noun

mali (plural malis)

  1. (India, South Asia) A member of a caste in South Asia whose traditional occupation is gardening; hence, any South Asian gardener. [from mid 18th c.]
Alternative forms
  • mallee
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Xhosa imali, Zulu imali (money), both ultimately from Swahili mali (riches, wealth; property), from Arabic مَال(māl, money; affluence, wealth; possessions, property). Some dictionaries suggest an origin in English money instead, making no attempt to account for the distribution of the loanword nor the proposed shift from /n/ to /l/, both of which make this unlikely.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General South African) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɑli/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːli
  • Hyphenation: ma‧li

Noun

mali (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) Money, cash. [from mid 19th c.]
Translations

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin malī, a plural form of malus (adverse, unfavourable, unfortunate, unlucky; destructive, hurtful; bad, evil) (probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mel- (erroneous, false; bad, evil)).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmeɪlaɪ/, /ˈmɑː-/, /ˈmæ-/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmeɪlaɪ/, /ˈmæ-/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧li

Noun

mali

  1. plural of malus

References

Anagrams

  • Alim, Liam, Lima, Mila, alim, lima, mail

Albanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mali/

Noun

mali ? definite singular form of mal

  1. mountain

Amis

Noun

mali

  1. ball

References

  • 2017, Dictionary of the Central Dialect of Amis (阿美語中部方言詞典) (in Mandarin Chinese), Taiwan: Council of Indigenous Peoples.

Bunun

Noun

mali

  1. ball

Dyirbal

Adjective

mali

  1. wonderful, fantastic

Dyula

Alternative forms

  • mɛli

Noun

mali

  1. hippopotamus

Finnish

Noun

mali

  1. wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Declension

Synonyms

  • koiruoho

Anagrams

  • Ilma, Mila, ilma, lima

Italian

Noun

mali m

  1. plural of male

Anagrams

  • almi, lami, lima, mail, mila

Jingpho

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *b-ləj (four). Cognate with Burmese လေး (le:), S'gaw Karen လွံၢ် (lwee̱), Sichuan Yi (ly), Tibetan བཞི (bzhi), Sikkimese ཞི (zhi).

Numeral

mali

  1. four

Kambera

Alternative forms

  • maling

Noun

mali

  1. tonight
  2. late afternoon

References

  • Marian Klamer (1998) A Grammar of Kambera, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 213

Kavalan

Noun

mali

  1. ball

Latin

Adjective

malī

  1. inflection of malus:
    1. nominative/vocative plural
    2. genitive singular

Noun

mālī

  1. inflection of mālus:
    1. nominative/vocative plural
    2. genitive singular

Latvian

Verb

mali

  1. 2nd person singular past indicative form of malt

Lubuagan Kalinga

Noun

mali

  1. peanut

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²mɑː.lɪ/, /²mɑː.ɽɪ/ (examples of pronunciation)

Participle

mali

  1. (non-standard since 2012) feminine singular of malen
  2. (non-standard since 2012) neuter singular of malen

Verb

mali

  1. (non-standard since 2012) supine of mala

Anagrams

  • lami, lima, mila

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.li/
  • Rhymes: -ali
  • Syllabification: ma‧li

Adjective

mali

  1. virile nominative/vocative plural of mały

Sakizaya

Noun

mali

  1. ball

Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin male. Compare Italian male.

Adverb

mali

  1. (Campidanese) badly

Serbo-Croatian

Adjective

mali

  1. inflection of mal:
    1. masculine nominative/vocative plural
    2. definite masculine nominative/vocative singular
    3. definite inanimate masculine accusative singular

Sicilian

Etymology

From Latin malus. Compare Italian mali, male.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.lɪ/
  • Hyphenation: mà‧li

Adjective

mali m pl or f pl

  1. masculine plural of malu; bad.
  2. feminine plural of malu

Inflection

Noun

mali m (plural mali)

  1. evil, harm

Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmali]

Participle

mali

  1. plural l-participle of mať

Swahili

Etymology

From Arabic مَال(māl, property).

Pronunciation

Noun

mali (ma class, plural only)

  1. wealth, riches
  2. property

Usage notes

This word is morphologically plural but semantically singular. If a plural sense is required, it may be put in the n class.

Descendants

  • Ila: madi
  • Northern Ndebele: imali
  • Rwanda-Rundi: imari
  • Shona: mari
  • Tswana: madi
  • Xhosa: imali
  • Zulu: imali
    • English: mali

Tagalog

Adjective

malî

  1. wrong

Anagrams

  • lima

Turkish

Alternative forms

  • malî

Etymology

From Arabic مَالِيّ(māliyy), from مَال(māl, property, wealth).

Adjective

mali

  1. financial, fiscal

Derived terms

References

  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “mali”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

Woiwurrung

Noun

mali

  1. mallee

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a member of the gardener caste in India.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)