bai

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See also: Bai, bái, bài, bāi, băi, bǎi, ba'i, and bai'

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

bai

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-5 language code for Bamileke languages.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bai (plural bais)

  1. A marshy meadow in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • 2012, David Quammen, Spillover, →ISBN, page 64:
      Gorillas (and other wildlife) frequent such bais, which are waterlogged and sunny, because of the sodium-rich sedges and asters that grow beneath the open sky.

Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bai

  1. yes

Borôro[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bai

  1. house

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French [Term?], from Latin badius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bai (feminine baie, masculine plural bais, feminine plural baies)

  1. bay (of a reddish-brown colour)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bai

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰𐌹

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bai

  1. masculine plural of baio

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ばい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of バイ

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese vai (the third-person singular of ir (to go).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Barlavento)

Verb[edit]

bai

  1. (Sotavento)to go

References[edit]

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

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bai (bai5 / bai0, Zhuyin ˙ㄅㄞ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .

bai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of bái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bài.

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.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bai m (genitive singular bai, plural baiaghyn)

  1. slope, bias
  2. partiality

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bai vai mai
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Palauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pre-Palauan *baye, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Noun[edit]

bai

  1. house (abode)

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese vai (the third-person singular of ir (to go) and Spanish vaya and Kabuverdianu bai.

Verb[edit]

bai

  1. to go
  2. to walk

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈba.i/
  • Rhymes: -ai
  • Syllabification: ba‧i

Noun[edit]

bai f

  1. genitive/dative/locative singular of baja

Rennellese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

bai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian baj, from Serbo-Croatian boj (battle), from Proto-Slavic *bojь

Noun[edit]

bai n (plural baiuri)

  1. (Transylvania) trouble

Declension[edit]


Sakizaya[edit]

Noun[edit]

bai

  1. grandmother

Sika[edit]

Noun[edit]

bai

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary: bai
  • ABVD: wai

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English buy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bai

  1. to buy

Ternate[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bai

  1. (transitive) to show
Conjugation[edit]
Conjugation of bai
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tobai fobai mibai
2nd nobai nibai
3rd Human obaim, mobaif ibai, yobai
Non-human ibai ibai, yobai
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

Etymology 2[edit]

bai

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bai

  1. a species of snapper, Etelis carbunculus and/or Etelis radiosus

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tok Pisin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English by and by.

Particle[edit]

bai

  1. Marks future tense
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 1:26:
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Nau yumi wokim ol manmeri bai ol i kamap olsem yumi yet. Bai yumi putim ol i stap bos bilong ol pis na ol pisin na bilong olgeta kain animal na bilong olgeta samting bilong graun.”
      Then God said, "Now let us make people who will become like us. We'll put them in charge of the fish and the birds, of all kinds of animals and of all things on the ground."
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See also[edit]

Tok Pisin tense markers:


Volapük[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bai

  1. according

Derived terms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bai m (plural beiau)

  1. blame
    Arnat ti roedd y bai.
    You were to blame.
    (literally, “The blame was upon you.”)

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bai

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of bod
    Synonyms: basai, byddai, tasai, tai

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bai fai mai unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.