Meaning of maki



A prefix denoting an attachment to, a wish, desire or love for, what the root implies, e.g. makipílak-desirous of making money, looking for profit; makitábang-seeking or asking help. Attached to verbs maki-(magapaki-, magpaki-) is used for an incomplete or future action, whilst nagapaki-, naki- and pagpaki- are used for the present, past and the infinitive respectively. Magapaki- for the future is seldom used. (see paki-, pakig-).