بی

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Bakhtiari

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Etymology 1

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

Prefix

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بی (transliteration needed)

  1. without
    بی تو نیرم
    bī to nīrom
    I won't go without you

Etymology 2

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  1. past stem form of بیدن (bīdan)

Alternative forms

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Verb

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بی ()

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Burushaski

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Noun

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بی (bayu)

  1. salt

References

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  • Bechtholdt, Astrid (2024) “bayu”, in Burushaski Hunza Dictionary (Webonary) (in Burushaski), Dallas, Texas, USA: SIL International, published 2017:(in Latin script).

Central Kurdish

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Central Kurdish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Indo-European *wéh₁itis.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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Northern Kurdish

بی ()

  1. willow (tree)

Dongxiang

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Pronoun

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بی

  1. Xiaojing spelling of bi (I)

Khalaj

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Article

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بی ()

  1. Arabic spelling of (a, an)

Numeral

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بی ()

  1. Arabic spelling of (one)

Khowar

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Etymology

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From Sanskrit बीज (bīja), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bíHȷ́am. Cognate with Kalasha bi.

Noun

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بی (bi)

  1. seed

References

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  • Elena Bashir, Maula Nigah, Rahmat Karim Baig (2005) “بی”, in A digital Khowar-English dictionary with audio, Chicago: South Asia Language and Area Center, University of Chicago.

Persian

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Etymology 1

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    From earlier ابی (abê), from Middle Persian [script needed] (apě), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (off, away). Compare Old Armenian ապա- (apa-), an Iranian borrowing.

    Pronunciation

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    Readings
    Classical reading?
    Dari reading?
    Iranian reading? bi
    Tajik reading? be

    Prefix

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    Dari بی
    Iranian Persian
    Tajik бе-

    بیـ، بی‌ـ (bê-, bi-)

    1. -less (sometimes also translated as un-, in-; see example below)
      Synonym: ناـ (nâ-, -less)
      بی‌ـ + ‎گناه (gonâh, sin) → ‎بی‌گناه (bê-gonâh, innocent, literally sinless)
    Derived terms
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    Descendants
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    • Azerbaijani: bi-
    • Bengali: বে- (be-)
    • Chagatai: بی
    • Hindustani:
      Hindi: बे- (be-)
      Urdu: بے (be-)
    • Marathi: बे- (be-)
    • Punjabi:
      Gurmukhi script: ਬੇ- (be-)
      Shahmukhi script: بے (be)
    • Ottoman Turkish: بی (bi-)
    • Ushojo: بے (be-)

    Preposition

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    Dari بی
    Iranian Persian
    Tajik бе

    بی (bi)

    1. without
      Synonym: بدون (bedun-e)
    Usage notes
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    • Prepositional use is now relatively rare in Iran (بدون (bedun-e) being preferred), but it remains common elsewhere.

    Etymology 2

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    Borrowed from English bee.

    Noun

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    بی (bi)

    1. Transliteration of the name of the Latin-script letter b in English and other European languages.
    Derived terms
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    References

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    • Nourai, Ali (2011) An Etymological Dictionary of Persian, English and other Indo-European Languages, page 29

    Ushojo

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    Etymology 1

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    From Persian بی (bi).

    Verb

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    بی ()

    1. avoid, evade, elude

    Etymology 2

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    Numeral

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    بی ()

    1. twenty
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