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Ve

English

Etymology

Proposed by writer Keri Hulme. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ve (third-person singular, nominative case, accusative ver, possessive adjective vis, possessive noun vers, reflexive verself)

  1. (rare, epicene) Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, equivalent to singular they.

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Albanian

Etymology 1

From Old Tosk *vae, from Old Albanian v?e (still at Malagija),[1] from Proto-Indo-European *hwyóm ("egg").

Alternative forms

  • (Gheg): vo
  • (Shkodër):
  • (Arbëresh):

Noun

ve f (indefinite plural ve, definite singular veja, definite plural vetë)

  1. egg
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Derived terms
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Etymology 2

Vowel shortened from dialectal v? (identical to plural), from dialectal vejë, from Proto-Albanian *widew?, from Proto-Indo-European *h?wid?éwh? (compare English widow, Latin vidua).

Alternative forms

Adjective

i ve m (feminine e ve, masculine plural ve)

  1. widowed

Noun

ve f (indefinite plural va)

  1. widow, widower
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References

  1. ^ Martin E. Huld, Basic Albanian Etymologies (Columbus, OH: Slavica, 1984), 125.

Catalan

Noun

ve f (plural ves)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.
Derived terms
Usage notes

In some dialects of Catalan, the sounds associated with the letter b and the letter v are the same: [?]. In order to differentiate the names be and ve in those dialects, the letters are often called be alta ("high B") and ve baixa ("low V").

Verb

ve

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of venir

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /v?/
  • (file)

Preposition

ve

  1. in

Usage notes

  • The more usual form is v, while ve is used before words starting with f, v, w and certain consonant clusters.

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse vei, from Proto-Germanic *wai.

Pronunciation

Noun

ve (singular definite veen, plural indefinite veer)

  1. pain
  2. contraction of labour, birth pang

Declension

Further reading


East Masela

Noun

ve

  1. water

References


Esperanto

Etymology

Borrowed from German weh. Compare also Latin vae.

Pronunciation

Interjection

ve

  1. alas, woe

Faroese

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Etymology

Ultimately, from Latin v?.

Pronunciation

Noun

ve n (genitive singular ves, plural ve)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.

Declension

Declension of ve
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ve veið ve veini
accusative ve veið ve veini
dative vei veinum veum veunum
genitive ves vesins vea veanna

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French

Noun

ve (plural ves)

  1. Abbreviation of veuve.

Galician

Verb

ve

  1. inflection of ver:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Ido

Etymology

From Esperanto ve, from English woe and German weh.

Pronunciation

Noun

ve (plural ve-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter V/v.

See also

Interjection

ve

  1. alas, oh dear
    Ve! Me obliviis la furnelo acendite!
    Oh dear! I forgot the stove on!

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -e

Pronoun

ve

  1. Alternative form of vi ("to you")
    Ve lo consiglio - I recommend it (to you)

Usage notes

Used when followed by a third-person direct object clitic (lo, la, li, le, or ne).

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Japanese

Romanization

ve

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

Middle English

Pronoun

ve

  1. Alternative form of we

References


Neapolitan

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ve

  1. you (formal or plural, reflexive or dative or accusative)

Coordinate terms

Number Person Nominative Accusative Dative Reflexive Possessive Prepositional
singular first-person io (i') me mìo, mìa, mieje, meje me, méne
second-person, familiar tu te tùjo, tòja, tùoje, tòje te, téne
second-person, formal vuje ve vuósto, vósta, vuóste, vóste vuje
third-person, masculine ìsso 'o, 'u (lo, lu) 'i, 'e (li, le) se sùjo, sòja, sùoje, sòje ìsso
third-person, feminine éssa 'a (la) 'e (le) éssa
plural first-person nuje ce nuósto, nòsta, nuóste, nòste nuje
second-person, plural vuje ve vuósto, vòsta, vuóste, vòste vuje
third-person, masculine ìsse 'i, 'e (li, le) llòro se llòro (invariable) llòro
third-person, feminine llòro 'e (le)

Serbo-Croatian

Adverb

ve (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. (Kajkavian) now

Synonyms


Slovene

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Pronoun

v

  1. you (feminine and neuter plural, more than two)
  2. (formal) you (feminine and neuter singular)

Inflection

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Spanish

Pronunciation

Verb

ve

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of ver.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of ver.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of ver.
  4. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of ir.
  5. (Latin America) Informal second-person singular (voseo) affirmative imperative form of ir.

Usage notes

  • The voseo imperative of ir is typically replaced with the imperative of andar, that is andá.[1]

Noun

ve f (plural ves)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.

Synonyms

References

  1. ^ "Spanish from Argentina: That Voseo Thing", in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 9 October 2015

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish ve, from Old Norse vei, , from Proto-Germanic *wai, from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Cognate with Danish ve, Icelandic vei, Old Saxon and Middle High German , German weh, Dutch wee, Old English , English woe, and also Latin vae. The interjection is original in Old Swedish. The noun might have appeared from that interjection or by loan from Middle Low German.

Pronunciation

Interjection

ve

  1. woe, pity you!
    ve dig!
    ack och ve!

Noun

ve n

  1. woe, misery
    ditt väl och ve
    your weal and woe, your fortune and misery

Declension

Declension of ve 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ve ve ve ve
Genitive ves ves ves ves

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Anagrams


Turkish

Etymology

From Persian (wa-).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

ve

  1. and

Noun

ve

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter V.

See also


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Vietnamese ue.

Noun

(classifier con) ve o (?)

  1. cicada
    Synonym: ve s?u
  2. tick

Etymology 2

From French verre.

Noun

ve o (?, ?)

  1. small bottle or jar

Etymology 3

Verb

ve o (?)

  1. (slang) to flirt

Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse vér, from Proto-Germanic *w?z, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy, plural of *é?h?.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ve

  1. First person plural pronoun; we (singular jig, jeg).
Declension


Alternative forms

Etymology 2

Preposition

ve

  1. Alternative form of ("with")

Etymology 3

ve m

  1. Alternative form of ved ("wood")

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