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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bene.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

  1. well

Usage notes[edit]

The form ben is used when it precedes the adjective, adverb or verb form that it modifies, and is used in all other cases.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (plural béns)

  1. good

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. baa (the cry of a sheep)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

 n

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (plural bés)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Further reading[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.
  2. (music) bemol, the sign
    Coordinate terms: kereszt, kettős kereszt, kettős bé, feloldójel
    Hypernym: módosítójel
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative bék
accusative bét béket
dative bének béknek
instrumental bével békkel
causal-final béért békért
translative bévé békké
terminative béig békig
essive-formal béként békként
essive-modal
inessive bében békben
superessive bén béken
adessive bénél béknél
illative bébe békbe
sublative bére békre
allative béhez békhez
elative béből békből
delative béről békről
ablative bétől béktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
béé béké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
bééi békéi
Possessive forms of
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. bém béim
2nd person sing. béd béid
3rd person sing. béje béi
1st person plural bénk béink
2nd person plural bétek béitek
3rd person plural béjük béik
Derived terms[edit]
Expressions

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

  1. (poetic or dialectal) Alternative form of be (in)
Derived terms[edit]
  • bé- (verbal prefix, alternative form of be-)

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • (letter name): (1): b in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (adverb): in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 n (genitive singular bés, nominative plural )

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Declension[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *ben, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 f (genitive singular , nominative plural béithe)

  1. (literary) woman, maiden
    1. beautiful woman
  2. muse (inspiration for artist)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bhé mbé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Entries containing “” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

References[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to buy; to purchase”).
(This character, , is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ben, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).

Noun[edit]

 f

  1. (poetic) woman
    Synonyms: banscál, ben, frac
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish:

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

·bé

  1. second/third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of at·tá

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization

pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. (onomatopoeia) baa (cry of sheep)

Romagnol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bibō, bibere.

Verb[edit]

  1. to drink

Tetum[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Chinese (*N-peʔ) (B-S) (SV: ti, ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(𡮣, 𡭬, 𡮤)

  1. small; little; tiny
    Synonym: nhỏ
  2. little; very young
    hồi béwhen I/he/she/we was/were little

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Noun[edit]

  1. Short for em bé (baby).

Pronoun[edit]

  1. you, little child
  2. (informal) you, young person
  3. (informal) you, young girl

See also[edit]