Mei

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See also: mei, méi, mèi, Méi, měi, and me'i

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin (mèi, “sleep”) (such that the name of the type species means "sleeping dragon").

Proper noun[edit]

Mei ?

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Troodontidae – a theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin (měi, beautiful), a common Chinese given name among women.

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. A female given name from Mandarin

Etymology 2[edit]

Typically renders the common Chinese surnames Mandarin (méi, literally plum) and Mandarin (méi, literally tree trunk).

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. A surname from Mandarin.

Etymology 3[edit]

Commons:Category
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From Mandarin (Méi).

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. A county of Baoji, Shaanxi, China.
    • 1969, Daily Report: People's Republic of China[1], Foreign Broadcast Information Service, ISSN 0892-0141, OCLC 1113433:
      The Paochi Special District Revolutionary Committee held an on-the-spot symposium on implementation of policies in Mei County and exemplary models were set up later in the various countries and communes.
    • 2010 October 15, “Bigfoot sighted on Taibai Mountain”, in 叶欣, editor, People's Daily[2], archived from the original on 23 May 2015:
      The striking news on the appearance of a Bigfoot on Taibai Mountain in Xi'an, Shaanxi Provnice[sic – meaning Province] recently spread among local residents of Mei County located near the foot of Taibai Mountain. Is Taibai Mountain really home to a Bigfoot?
      Who encountered the Bigfoot on Taibai Mountain?
      Reporters interviewed many residents of Mei County, and their accounts varied.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Mei.
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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Mei (plural Meimaande)

  1. May

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English May.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. May (month)
  2. A female given name from English.

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References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 186
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records the name Mei does not appear in 19th century marriage records.

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch mei, from Latin māius (Maia's month), from Maia, a Roman earth goddess, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *magya (she who is great), from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (great). Cognate with Afrikaans Mei, Malay Mei.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmei̯/
  • Hyphenation: Mei

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. May

Coordinate terms[edit]

(Gregorian calendar months) bulan kalender Gregorius; Januari, Februari, Maret, April, Mei, Juni, Juli, Agustus, September, Oktober, November, Desember (Category: id:Gregorian calendar months)

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Mei ?

  1. a surname.

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English May, from Middle English, from Old English, from Old French mai, from Latin māius, from Maia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mei (Jawi spelling مي‎)

  1. May (fifth month of the Gregorian calendar)

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English May.

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. May (month)

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Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mei m (plural Meien)

  1. May

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English May.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. May

See also[edit]

(Gregorian calendar months) miezi ya mwaka[c 1]; Januari, Februari, Machi, Aprili, Mei, Juni, Julai, Agosti, Septemba, Oktoba, Novemba, Desemba (Category: sw:Months)

  1. ^ Months are more commonly referred to by number rather than name, e.g. mwezi wa kwanza, mwezi wa pili, mwezi wa kumi na mbili rather than Januari, Februari, Desemba.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English May.

Proper noun[edit]

Mei

  1. May (month)