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Mai

English

Determiner

mai

  1. (anime, manga, fandom slang, Internet slang) Alternative form of my (used in the expressions mai waifu and mai husbando)

Anagrams


Ajië

Pronunciation

Adjective

mai

  1. far

References


Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin mater, matrem.

Noun

mai f

  1. mother

Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin M?ius or Greek (Máios). Compare Romanian mai.

Noun

mai

  1. May (month)

Atong (India)

Pronunciation

Noun

mai

  1. rice

Bamwe

Noun

mai

  1. water

Bangi

Noun

mai

  1. water

Further reading

  • Comparative Handbook of Congo Languages (1903), page 176

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Pronunciation

Adverb

mai

  1. never
    Antonym: sempre
    No ho sabrem mai. - We'll never know.

See also


Chuukese

Noun

mai

  1. breadfruit

Dharug

Noun

mai

  1. eye

Estonian

Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia et

Etymology

From German Mai.

Noun

mai (genitive mai, partitive maid)

  1. May

Declension

Synonyms

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Faroese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin (mensis) m?ius.

Noun

mai m

  1. May (month of the Gregorian calendar)

See also


Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ma?i.

Verb

mai (always together with lako, , as lako mai)

  1. (intransitive) to come (to move from further away to nearer to)

Preposition

mai

  1. in
  2. from

French

Etymology

From Old French mai, from Latin (mensis) M?ius.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /m?/, /me/
  • (file)

Noun

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

Related terms

Further reading

Anagrams


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. never

Galician

Noun

mai f (plural mais)

  1. Alternative form of nai

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese mãe. Cognates with Kabuverdianu mai.

Noun

mai

  1. mother

Hausa

Noun

mâi m (possessed form mâin)

  1. oil, fat, grease
  2. gasoline, petrol

Derived terms


Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ma?i.

Particle

mai

  1. hither, this way, towards the speaker
    Mai mai mai!
    Come in, come in!
    E ho?olohe mai ana l?kou i ka mo?olelo.
    They were listening to the story.

Usage notes

  • Commonly used after verbs that do not need a directional in English.
  • Mai and aku may change the meaning of the verb:
    a?o mai ("to learn") - a?o aku ("to teach")
    kai mai ("to buy") - kai aku ("to sell")

Synonyms

Antonyms

Preposition

mai

  1. from (used in the sequence mai...mai or mai...aku)

Verb

mai

  1. don't Negative imperative followed by a verb
    Mai maka?u.
    Don't be afraid.

Hungarian

Etymology

ma +‎ -i

Pronunciation

Adjective

mai (not comparable)

  1. of today, today's
    a mai újság - today's newspaper

Declension

Antonyms


Interlingue

Noun

mai

  1. Obsolete spelling of may

Istriot

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. never (not ever)
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i'iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven't ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

Italian

Etymology

From Latin magis.

Pronunciation

Adverb

mai

  1. never
  2. ever, always
  3. Used as an intensifier.
    Una risposta quanto mai ambigua.
    An ambiguous answer indeed.
    Dove mai si sarà cacciato?
    Where on earth did he end up?

Related terms

Anagrams


Japanese

Romanization

mai

  1. R?maji transcription of
  2. R?maji transcription of

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese mãe.

Noun

mai

  1. mother

Kaurna

Noun

mai

  1. vegetable food, bush tucker

Kedah Malay

Etymology

From Proto-Malayic *mari, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ma?i.

Pronunciation

Verb

mai

  1. Come, present (at here), attend, be (here)
    Hang nak gebang aku eh, kata nak mai, batang hidung pun tak nampak!
    You said that you're gonna come, but I didn't see you anywhere!
    Depa mai ka dak ni; dah cemuih dah dok tang ni dok melangut ja.
    Have you seen them (present at here), cause I am bored to death here, just doing nothing.

Interjection

mai

  1. Come here! Here!
    Mai la sat, aku seghighau satgi depa tabuh aku pulak.
    Please come with me for a second, I'm afraid that they might hit me.
    "Mai la, hang dok takut pa, aku tak buat pa eh," kata Ali kepada kucingnya.
    "Come! What are you so afraid of? I'm not gonna do anything to you," says Ali to his cat.

Kikuyu

Etymology

Hinde (1904) records mai as an equivalent of English dung (cow's) in "Jogowini dialect" of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba maii and Swahili mavi as its equivalents[1].

Pronunciation

Noun

mai class 6

  1. shit, stool[2]

Derived terms

(Proverbs)

See also

References

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 20–21. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). W?rute G?g?k?y?: Mar?twa Ma G?g?k?y? Mata?r?two Na G?th?ng?, pp. 11, 34.

Leonese

Etymology

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

mai f

  1. mother

References


Mandarin

Romanization

mai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mái.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of m?i.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mài.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, Proto-Oceanic, Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ma?i.

Adverb

mai

  1. hither

Mbandja

Noun

mai

  1. water

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia

Noun

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

See also

References

  • "mai" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin Maius, after Maia

Noun

mai (indeclinable)

  1. May (fifth month)

References

  • "mai" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan mai, from Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. but
  2. more
    Synonym: pus
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Latin (mensis) M?ius.

Noun

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

Pitjantjatjara

Pronunciation

Noun

mai

  1. food (especially non-meat food; sometimes used for food in general)
  2. plant used for food

Rapa Nui

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mai, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ma?i.

Preposition

mai

  1. from, since

Romanian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin (mensis) M?ius, probably through Greek (Máios) and partially Proto-Slavic [Term?] *maj?. Less likely a direct derivation from Latin.

Noun

mai m (uncountable)

  1. May
Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Latin magis.

Adverb

mai

  1. more
Usage notes

This word regards degree rather than number, for which a form of the word mult should be appended.

Etymology 3

From Latin malleus ("hammer").

Noun

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. mallet, maul, sledgehammer, rammer, club
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 4

Borrowed from Hungarian máj.

Noun

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. (dialectal) liver
Declension
Synonyms

See also


Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) matg
  • (Puter) meg

Etymology

From Latin (mensis) M?ius ("of May").

Proper noun

mai m

  1. (Vallader) May

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

mai (?, ?)

  1. early morning
  2. (colloquial) Short for ngày mai ("tomorrow").
  3. the hair in front of a person's ears
Derived terms
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from ? ("Chinese plum").

Noun

(classifier cây, bông, hoa) mai

  1. Ochna integerrima, a tree species (sometimes shrub) of the family Ochnaceae, sometimes called apricot in English
    • 1999, Lê Trung V? and Lê H?ng Lý, L? h?i Vi?t Nam, V?n hoá Thông tin, page 357
      Ngày x?a k? thi H?i ch?n l?y Ti?n s? c t? ch?c vào mùa xuân, cùng v?i d?p hoa mai n?.
      In times of old, the ceremony of selecting Imperial Examination laureates was organized in spring, to coincide with the blooming of the apricot trees.

Etymology 3

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

(classifier cái) mai (?)

  1. (of crabs, turtles and tortoises) shell

Etymology 4

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese ? (SV: môi).

Noun

mai

  1. (Southern Vietnam) matchmaker

Welsh

Pronunciation

Conjunction

mai

  1. (formal) (North Wales, colloquial) that (introduces a noun clause, marking it for emphasis)
    (formal)
    Mae'n dweud mai athro yw ef.
    He says that he is a teacher.
    (North Wales, colloquial)
    Mae o'n deud mai athro 'di o.
    He says that he is a teacher.

Synonyms

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