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)

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Akei[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Sidney Herbert Ray, A comparative study of the Melanesian Island languages (1926), page 351

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *a-ei (compound of proclitic particle a and ei), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éy- (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]


Amblong[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • Darrell T. Tryon, New Hebrides languages: an internal classification (1976)

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

Chuukese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ai

  1. First person singular general possessive; my (used with general-class objects)

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Dadibi[edit]

Noun[edit]

ạị

  1. water

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯/
  • Hyphenation: ai
  • Rhymes: -ɑi

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!
    Ai, se olitkin sinä!
    Oh, it was you!
  3. (colloquial, interrogative particle) Oh? As in...?
    "Käytkö kaupassa?" "Ai, ruokakaupassa?"
    "Will you go to the shop?" "Oh, the food shop?"

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. first-person singular present indicative 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)

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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 transcription of あい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of アイ

Kalasha[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. Alternative spelling of ábi (sense 1).

Kott[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaʒ (I). Compare Assan aj (I), Arin 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of āiō

References[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Russian ой (oj, ow!).

Pronunciation[edit]

ái: IPA(key): /a͡ɪ/

aĩ: IPA(key): /ɐ͡ɪ/

Interjection[edit]

ái! or aĩ!

  1. ow!, ah!, (expresses pain, fear or surprise)
  2. oi!, hey! (used to attract someone's attention)

Synonyms[edit]

  1. oi!, ui!
  2. oi!, a!

Derived terms[edit]


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.

Norman[edit]

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. (Guernsey) first-person singular present indicative of aver

North Frisian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ai

  1. (Mooring) not

Piedmontese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. garlic

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

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

References[edit]

  • "ai" in Cliff Goddard (1992) Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary, 2nd edition
  • Ninti Ngapartji

Pohnpeian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ai

  1. no way!

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Article[edit]

ai (masculine plural possessive)

  1. of
    Niște prieteni ai lui sunt interesanți.
    Some friends of his are interesting.
See also[edit]
  • al (masculine/neuter singular)
  • a (feminine singular)
  • ale (feminine/neuter plural)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin allium / alium.

Noun[edit]

ai m (uncountable)

  1. (regional) garlic
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form of avea (to have).

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. second-person singular present tense form of avea.
    (you) have
    Ai vreun prieten în România?
    Do you have any friends in Romania?
  2. second-person singular subjunctive form of avea.

Etymology 4[edit]

From an old or proto-Romanian form ae, from Latin habēs[1].

Verb[edit]

ai

  1. (tu) ai (modal auxiliary, second-person singular form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (you) have...
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Probably from a Vulgar Latin *eas, from Latin habēbās.

Verb[edit]

ai

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

  1. (you) would
    Ai fi murit dacă ți-aș fi spus.
    You would have died if I'd told you.
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References[edit]


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

Sumbawa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *wair, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *wair, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

ai

  1. water

References[edit]


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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ʔa:j.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ai

  1. who
  2. whoever
  3. someone else
  4. one, a person
    • 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Cuối mùa nhan sắc" (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
      Người ở chùa, người bán vé số, người ngủ công viên, người hát rong, ít ai có nhà để về.
      Some live at the temple, some sell lottery tickets, some sleep in parks, some play music in the streets; few have a home to go back to.
  5. (rhetorical) nobody

Further reading[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ai

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

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]