mleca -mec-me'a- gismu

x1 is less than x2 in property/quantity x3 (ka/ni) by amount x4.

Also negative (= nonme'a). See also cmavo list me'a, cmavo list su'o, jdika, zmadu, traji.


In definition:

me'a
mleca modal, 1st place (a lesser) undercut by ... ; usually a sumti modifier.
seme'a
mleca modal, 2nd place (relative!) less than ...; usually a sumti modifier.
seme'anai
mleca modal, 2nd place (relative!) not less than ...; usually a sumti modifier.
teme'a
mleca modal, 3rd place (relative!) less than in property ...
veme'a
mleca modal, 4th place (relative!) less than by amount ...

In notes:

jdika
x1 (experiencer) decreases/contracts/is reduced/diminished in property/quantity x2 by amount x3.
karbi
x1 [observer] compares x2 with x3 in property x4 (ka), determining comparison x5 (state).
traji
x1 is superlative in property x2 (ka), the x3 extreme (ka; default ka zmadu) among set/range x4.
zmadu
x1 exceeds/is more than x2 in property/quantity x3 (ka/ni) by amount/excess x4.
brame'a
m1 is smaller/[less big] than m2 in dimension b2 by margin m4.
cmame'a
m1 is bigger/[less small] than m2 in dimension c2 by margin m4.
jdikygau
g1 reduces j1 in property/quantity j2 by amount j3.
mecmlerai
me1=t1 is least beautiful among set/range t3 to m2 in aspect me3 (ka) by aesthetic standard me4.
mecrai
m1=t1 is the least of m2=t4 in property m3 (ka/ni) by amount m4.
mecroi
x1 happens less often than x2 in interval x3
mectolmlerai
me1=t1 is least ugly among set/range t3 to me2 in aspect me3 (ka) by aesthetic standard me4.
mecybrarai
t1=b1 is the smallest/[ least big] among set/range t4 in property/dimension(s) b2 (ka).
mecycmarai
t1=c1 is the biggest/[ least small] among set/range t4 in property/dimension(s) c2 (ka).
mecyxagrai
t1=x1 is the worst among set/range t4 for x2 by standard x3.
mecyxlarai
m1=x1 is the best/[least bad] among set/range t4 for x2 by standard x3.
mleme'a
ml1=me1 is less beautiful than ml2 to me2 in aspect me3 (ka) by amount ml4.
speme'a
m1=s1 is a concubine/lesser spouse of s2 under law/custom/convention s3.
tolmleme'a
ml1=me1 is less ugly/unsightly than ml2 to me2 in aspect me3 (ka) by amount ml4.
xagme'a
xa1=m1 is worse than/not as good as m2 for xa2 by standard xa3, by amount m4.
xlame'a
x1=m1 is better/[less bad] than m2 for x2 by standard x3, by amount m4.