ai

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English[edit]

An ai, Bradypus tridactylus

Etymology[edit]

Originated 1685–95, from Brazilian Portuguese , from Old Tupi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai (plural ais or ai)

  1. A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, endemic to forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • unau (two-toed sloth)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • ai” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • ai” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *a-ei (compound of proclitic particle a and ei), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éi (he, this (one)). Compare Latin is, German er, Lithuanian jìs, Sanskrit अयम् (ayám)).

Pronoun[edit]

ai m sg (accusative atë, dative atij, ablative atij)

  1. he

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. that

Declension[edit]


Apalaí[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. penis

Araki[edit]

ai

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References[edit]

  • Alexandre François, Araki: A Disappearing Language of Vanuatu (2002, ISBN 0858834936)
  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!
    Ai, se olitkin sinä! (Oh, it was you!)

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. First-person singular indicative present of avoir
    J'ai un chien.
    I have a dog.

Anagrams[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin allium.

Noun[edit]

ai m (plural ais)

  1. garlic

Galician[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. ouch! Expresses pain.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qai

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. To have sexual intercourse, to copulate.

Hiri Motu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. 1st-person plural pronoun exclusive: we, us (but not you)

See also[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Homophone: hai

Contraction[edit]

ai

  1. a + i; at the, to the (+ a masculine noun in plural)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ai

  1. rōmaji reading of あい
  2. rōmaji reading of アイ

Kott[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaʒ ("I"). Compare Arin and Assan aj ("I") and Pumpokol ad ("I").

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. I (first-person singular subjective)

Related terms[edit]


Kriol[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English eye.

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. eye
  2. headlight of a car
  3. seed

Etymology 2[edit]

From English I

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. I

Etymology 3[edit]

From English high.

Adjective[edit]

ai

  1. high, tall

Kuna[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. friend

Ladin[edit]

Contraction[edit]

ai

  1. at or to the (+ plural noun)

Ladino[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ai (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אאי)

  1. Alternative form of .

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

or āī

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of āiō

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of āi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of ái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of ài.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Piedmontese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. garlic

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. huh
  2. geez
  3. what
  4. hey

References[edit]

  • "ai" in Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary, Cliff Goddard, Second Edition, 1992.
  • Ninti Ngapartji

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. ouch (expression of one's own physical pain)

Derived terms[edit]


Rohingya[edit]

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. come

Romanian[edit]

Article[edit]

ai (masculine plural possessive)

  1. of
    prieteni ai lui sunt interesanți - his friends are interesting.

See also[edit]

  • al (masculine/neuter singular)
  • a (feminine singular)
  • ale (feminine/neuter plural)

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin allium / alium.

Noun[edit]

ai m (plural ai)

  1. (regional) garlic

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. second-person singular present tense form of avea. you have
    Ai tu un prieten în România?
    Do you have a friend in Romania?
  2. second-person singular subjunctive form of avea.

(tu) ai (modal auxiliary; second-person singular form of avea, used with infinitives to form conditional tenses)

  1. (you) would
    ai fi murit dacă îți spusesem
    you would have died if I'd told you

Seri[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. his father

Preposition[edit]

ai

  1. still (used with nominalized third person verbs)

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. yes

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English eye.

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. (anatomy) eye
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:5 (translation here):
      Sapos yutupela i kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai, bai ai bilong yutupela i op na yutupela i kisim save long wanem samting i gutpela, na wanem samting i nogut, na bai yutupela i kamap wankain olsem God. God i save long dispela, olsem na em i tambuim yutupela long kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai.”
  2. hole, opening, lid
  3. tip

Derived terms[edit]


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Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English I.

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. I (see also mi)

Etymology 2[edit]

From English eye.

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. eye

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ʔaːj˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ʔaːj˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /ʔaːj˧˥/

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. who
  2. whoever
  3. someone else
  4. one
  5. (rhetorical) nobody

Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ai

  1. always
  2. at all times
  3. constantly (habitually)
  4. ever (always)
  5. habitually

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]