abe

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See also: Abe, ABE, abe', abeʼ, abé, abë, abẹ, åbe, a-be, Abé, and abe-

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

abe

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-3 language code for Western Abenaki.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a- +‎ be.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abe

  1. (intransitive, infinitive, Britain, uncommon) To be.
    • 1839, The New Monthly Magazine, volume 1, page 527:
      Let it abe, I say.
    • 1864, Charles Dickens, Household Words[1], page 186:
      But if it amuses her I let it abe.
    • 1885, Charles Gibbon, Heart's Delight[2], page 154:
      But let that abe.

References[edit]

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 3

Anagrams[edit]


Abinomn[edit]

Noun[edit]

abe

  1. elder sister

Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʌˈbe/
  • Hyphenation: a‧be

Verb[edit]

abé (causative absiisé, autobenefactive abité)

  1. (transitive) do
  2. (transitive) make
  3. (transitive) operate
  4. (transitive) execute

Conjugation[edit]

    Conjugation of abe (type II verb)
1st singular 2nd singular 3rd singular 1st plural 2nd plural 3rd plural
m f
perfective V-affirmative abéh abtéh abéh abtéh abnéh abteeníh abeeníh
N-affirmative abé abté abé abté abné abtén abén
negative mábinniyo mábinnito mábinna mábinna mábinnino mábinniton mábinnon
imperfective V-affirmative abáh abtáh abáh abtáh abnáh abtaanáh abaanáh
N-affirmative abá abtá abá abtá abná abtán abán
negative mába mábta mába mábta mábna mábtan mában
prospective V-affirmative abéliyoh
abéyyoh
abélitoh
abéttoh
abéleh abéleh abélinoh
abénnoh
abélitoonuh
abéttoonuh
abéloonuh
N-affirmative abéliyo
abéyyo
abélito
abétto
abéle abéle abélino
abénno
abéliton
abétton
abélon
conjunctive I V-affirmative ábuh ábtuh ábuh ábtuh ábnuh abtóonuh abóonuh
N-affirmative ábu ábtu ábu ábtu ábnu abtón abón
negative abé wáyuh abé wáytuh abé wáyuh abé wáytuh abé wáynuh abé waytóonuh abé wóonuh
conjunctive II V-affirmative abánkeh abtánkeh abánkeh abtánkeh abnánkeh abtaanánkeh abaanánkeh
N-affirmative abánke abtánke abánke abtánke abnánke abtaanánke abaanánke
negative abé wáankeh abé waytánkeh abé wáankeh abé waytánkeh abé waynánkeh abé waytaanánkeh abé wáankeh
jussive affirmative ábay ábtay ábay ábtay ábnay abtóonay abóonay
negative abé wáay abé wáytay abé wáay abé wáytay abé wáynay abé waytóonay abé wóonay
past
conditional
affirmative abinniyóy abinnitóy abinnáy abinnáy abinninóy abinnitoonúy abinnoonúy
negative abé wanniyóy abé wannitóy abé wannáy abé wannáy abé wanninóy abé wannitoonúy abé wanninoonúy
present
conditional I
affirmative abék abték abék abték abnék abteeník abeeník
negative abé wéek abé wayték abé wéek abé wayték abé waynék abé wayteeník abé weeník
singular plural singular plural
consultative affirmative abóo abnóo imperative affirmative áb ába
negative mabóo mabnóo negative mábin mábina
-h converb -i form -k converb -in(n)uh converb -innuk converb infinitive indefinite participle
V-focus N-focus
ábah ábi ábak abínnuh abínnuk abíyya abináanih abináan
Compound tenses
past perfect affirmative perfective + perfective of én or sugé
present perfect affirmative perfective + imperfective of én
future perfect affirmative perfective + prospective of sugé
past progressive -k converb + imperfective of én or sugé
present progressive affirmative imperfect + imperfective of én
future progressive -k converb + prospective of sugé
immediate future affirmative conjunctive I + imperfective of wée
imperfect potential I affirmative conjunctive I + imperfective of takké
imperfect
potential II
affirmative imperfective + -m + takké
negative abé + imperfective of wée + -m + takké
perfect
potential
affirmative perfective + -m + takké
negative abé + perfective of wée + -m + takké
present
conditional II
affirmative imperfective + object pronoun + tekkék
negative abé + perfective of wée + object pronoun + tekkék
perfect
conditional
affirmative perfective + imperfective of sugé + -k
negative perfective + sugé + imperfective of wée -k
irrealis abé + perfective of xaaxé or raaré

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “abe”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[3], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to avë.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abe f (indefinite plural abe, definite singular abeja, definite plural abet)

  1. shadow
  2. (regional) spectre, phantasm
  3. (regional) gracefulness
  4. (colloquial) alphabet

Further reading[edit]

  • Oda Buchholz, Wilfried Fiedler, Gerda Uhlisch (2000) Langenscheidt Handwörterbuch Albanisch, Langenscheidt Verlag, →ISBN, page 27 (abé)

Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abe

  1. down, downwards
    Antonym: ufe
    Wetsch scho wider abe?Do you already want down / off (i.e. alight) again?

Usage notes[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • “ab-hin”, in Schweizerisches Idiotikon. Wörterbuch der schweizerdeutschen Sprache[4] (in German), volume 2, 1891, column 1319
  • abe”, in Wörterbuch Berndeutsch-Deutsch (in German), berndeutsch.ch, 1999–2022

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The sense “south” may be reinforced by or a semantic loan from Venetian: vago a Roma (I go south to Rome, literally I go down to Rome). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Adverb[edit]

abe (Sette Comuni)

  1. down
  2. south, down south
    Ich ghéa abe kan Ròome.
    I'm going down south to Rome.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “abe” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse api (fool).

Noun[edit]

abe c (singular definite aben, plural indefinite aber)

  1. monkey
  2. ape
Inflection[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse apa, from api (fool).

Verb[edit]

abe (imperative ab, infinitive at abe, present tense aber, past tense abede, perfect tense har abet)

  1. mimic, ape
Synonyms[edit]

Kom (Cameroon)[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abe

  1. outside (of)

References[edit]

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Lashi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abe

  1. may (to be allowed)

References[edit]

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[5], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Lun Bawang[edit]

abe

Noun[edit]

abe

  1. earring.

See also[edit]


Mirandese[edit]

abe

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avis, avem (bird), from Proto-Italic *awis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (bird).

Noun[edit]

abe f (plural abes)

  1. bird

Picard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French arbre.

Noun[edit]

abe m (plural abes)

  1. tree

Sardinian[edit]

Bee Collecting Pollen 2004-08-14.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Latin apis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈabe/, [ˈäː.β̞ɛ]

Noun[edit]

abe f (plural abes)

  1. bee
    S'abe faghet su mele.The bee makes honey.

Further reading[edit]


Scots[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abe

  1. Alternative form of abee

References[edit]