1. adversative conjunction But. It is used in coordinate clauses to express opposition or contrast. Example: Ta ggermana eh mout bona ne Matemàtica meh mout mala ne Langaix, your sister is very good at Maths but very bad at Language.
2. concessive conjunction Although, though. It is used in subordinate clauses to express an idea that tries to prevent the main clause unsuccessfully. Example: Meh nos esabems tirrats, parleirems durant tot ou noix, although we were tired, we spoke during the whole night.
Etymology: From Latin magis via French mais.