mai

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mater, matris.

Noun[edit]

mai f

  1. mother

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. never

Antonyms[edit]

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Dharug[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. eye

Estonian[edit]

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Wikipedia et

Etymology[edit]

From German Mai.

Noun[edit]

mai (genitive mai, partitive maid)

  1. May

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mensis māius.

Noun[edit]

mai m

  1. May (month of the Gregorian calendar)

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Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Verb[edit]

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

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

Preposition[edit]

mai

  1. in
  2. from

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (mensis) māius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

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Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai f (plural mais)

  1. Alternative form of nai.

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

mâi m (genitive man)

  1. oil, fat, grease
  2. gasoline

Hawaiian[edit]

Particle[edit]

mai

  1. hither, this way, towards the speaker
    Mai mai mai!
    Come in, come in!
    E hoʻolohe mai ana lākou i ka moʻolelo.
    They were listening to the story.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mai

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

Verb[edit]

mai

  1. don't Negative imperative followed by a verb
    Mai makaʻu.
    Don't be afraid.

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ma + -i

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒji/
  • Hyphenation: mai

Adjective[edit]

mai

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

Antonyms[edit]


Interlingue[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. May, the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar.

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

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[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. never
  2. ever, always

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Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mai

  1. rōmaji reading of まい
  2. rōmaji reading of マイ

Kaurna[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. vegetable food, bush tucker

Kedah Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *mari, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maʀi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

mai

  1. rafsi of marji.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mái.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of mǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mài.

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.

Maori[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. hither

Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. but
  2. more
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin (mensis) maius.

Noun[edit]

mai m (plural mais)

  1. May (month)

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Noun[edit]

mai

  1. food
  2. vegetable

Rapa Nui[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mai

  1. from, since

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin (mensis) māius, probably through Greek Μάιος (Máios) and partially Slavic maĩ, maj. Less likely a direct derivation from Latin.

Noun[edit]

mai m

  1. May
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin magis.

Adverb[edit]

mai

  1. more
Usage notes[edit]

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

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin malleus (hammer).

Noun[edit]

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. mallet, maul, sledgehammer, rammer, club
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Hungarian máj.

Noun[edit]

mai n (plural maiuri)

  1. (anatomy) liver
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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māius (of May).

Proper noun[edit]

mai m

  1. (Vallader) May

Welsh[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

mai

  1. that (introduces a noun clause, marking it for emphasis)
    Mae e’n dweud mai athro yw ef.
    He says that he is a teacher.
    Roedden ni arfer credu mai gŵr drwg oedd ef.
    We used to think that he was a bad man.

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