aji

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Borrowed from Spanish ají.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aji (countable and uncountable, plural ajis or ajies)

  1. (uncountable) A spicy Peruvian sauce, often containing tomatoes, cilantro, hot peppers, and onions.
    • 1847, Johann Jakob von Tschudi, Travels in Peru:
      In Peru the consumption of aji is greater than that of salt []
  2. (countable, cooking) A chili pepper, in the context of South American cuisine.
    • 1997, Antonio Montaña, Gloria Mercedes Duque, The Taste of Colombia, page 47:
      Add the onion, the garlic, the red pepper, the ajies, the pepper, cumin and salt.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese (aji).

Noun[edit]

aji (uncountable)

  1. A horse mackerel, especially the Japanese horse mackerel, Trachurus japonicus
    • 2010, Dave Lowry, The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi, ReadHowYouWant.com, →ISBN, page 77:
      Although aji are found in temperate waters around the world, if you have the fish in a sushi-ya here, it almost certainly was caught and frozen in Japan.

Etymology 3[edit]

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From Japanese (aji, flavour).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ăʹ-jē, äʹ-jē, IPA(key): /ˈæ.d͡ʒiː/, /ˈɑː.d͡ʒiː/

Noun[edit]

aji (uncountable)

  1. (go) The ‘flavour’ of a position, i.e. the extent to which it has lingering possibilities such as bad aji which may not be exploitable when they first arise yet still influence further play; good aji generally means there are few weaknesses.
  2. (go) Bad aji.
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Usage notes[edit]

The sense of “lingering possibilities” is more basic but probably less common.

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Balinese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aji

  1. Romanization of ᬳᬚᬶ

Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

aji

  1. (dialect, Moravia) and (also), and even
  2. (dialect, Moravia) even (implying an extreme example, used at the beginning of sentences)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (standard Czech) i

Further reading[edit]

  • aji in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Drehu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aji

  1. rat

References[edit]

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French agir (act).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

aji

  1. act

References[edit]

Indonesian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Malay aji, from Javanese ꦲꦗꦶ (aji), from Old Javanese aji.

Adjective[edit]

aji

  1. magical

Noun[edit]

aji (plural aji-aji, first-person possessive ajiku, second-person possessive ajimu, third-person possessive ajinya)

  1. incantation.
  2. secret formula, charm.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Malay aji, from Javanese ꦲꦗꦶ (aji), from Old Javanese aji, haji.

Noun[edit]

aji (plural aji-aji, first-person possessive ajiku, second-person possessive ajimu, third-person possessive ajinya)

  1. king
    Synonyms: baginda, raja

Further reading[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aji

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あじ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of アジ

Javanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aji

  1. Romanization of ꦲꦗꦶ

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese agir.

Verb[edit]

aji

  1. (Sotavento) act

References[edit]

  • Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN
  • Veiga, Manuel (2012) Dicionário Caboverdiano-Português, Instituto da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese (hashi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aji

  1. chopsticks

References[edit]

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Marathi आजी (ājī).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aji

  1. grandmother
    Synonym: granmer

Naga Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Assamese আজি (azi).

Adverb[edit]

aji

  1. today

Related terms[edit]

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈajiː/

Noun[edit]

aji

  1. drowse, doze
  2. daze

Inflection[edit]

Odd, dj-j gradation
Nominative aji
Genitive adjága
Singular Plural
Nominative aji adjágat
Accusative adjága adjágiid
Genitive adjága adjágiid
Illative adjágii adjágiidda
Locative adjágis adjágiin
Comitative adjágiin adjágiiguin
Essive ajin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person adjágan adjágeamẹ adjágeamẹt
2nd person adjágat adjágeattẹ adjágeattẹt
3rd person adjágis adjágeaskkạ adjágeasẹt

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Old Javanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

aji

  1. Alternative spelling of haji (king)

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

aji

  1. holy writ, scripture, sacred text
  2. authoritative text
  3. sacred formula
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aji

  1. value
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Javanese: ꦲꦗꦶ (aji, amulet; value, worth)
  • Balinese: ᬳᬚᬶ (aji, price; knowledge)

Further reading[edit]

  • "aji" in P.J. Zoetmulder with the collaboration of S.O. Robson, Old Javanese-English Dictionary. 's-Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff, 1982.