[mak-kuh, -kah] /ˈmæk kə, -kɑ/
transliteration of the Arabic name for Mecca
herdsman’s place, one of the royal cities of the Canaanites (Josh. 12:16), near which was a cave where the five kings who had confederated against Israel sought refuge (10:10-29). They were put to death by Joshua, who afterwards suspended their bodies upon five trees. It has been identified with the modern village called Sumeil, standing […]
noun Nothing; bubkes, diddly, zip [1940s+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew makot, ”plagues, blows, troubles”]
[mey-koh, mah-] /ˈmeɪ koʊ, ˈmɑ-/ noun, plural makos. 1. a powerful mackerel shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. /ˈmɑːkəʊ/ noun (pl) -kos 1. any shark of the genus Isurus, esp I. glaucus of Indo-Pacific and Australian seas: family Isuridae 2. (NZ) the teeth of the mako worn as a decoration by early […]
[muh-kohn-dey] /məˈkoʊn deɪ/ noun, plural Makondes (especially collectively) Makonde for 1. 1. a member of a people living in northeastern Mozambique and southeastern Tanzania, renowned as woodcarvers. 2. the Bantu language of the Makonde people.