balai

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See also: bālai, bălai, bălăi, and bälai

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧la‧i

Noun[edit]

balai

  1. the godmother of one's child
  2. the mother of one's godchild

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A verbal formation from French balai.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [baˈlai]
  • Audio:
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  • Rhymes: -ai
  • Hyphenation: ba‧la‧i

Verb[edit]

balai (present balaas, past balais, future balaos, conditional balaus, volitive balau)

  1. to sweep

Conjugation[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French balain (bundle of broom), from Middle Breton balain, balazn, from Old Breton balan or Gaulish *balano-, from Proto-Celtic *banatlo- (broom plant).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balai m (plural balais)

  1. broom
  2. broomstick flown by witches
  3. (colloquial) the last bus or train (at night)
  4. tail (of a bird of prey)
  5. brush (electrical contact)
  6. blade (of windscreen wiper)
  7. (slang) year (used in referring to someone’s age)
    Elle a quarante balaisShe’s forty

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Esperanto: balai

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay balai, from Proto-Malayic *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balai (plural balai-balai, first-person possessive balaiku, second-person possessive balaimu, third-person possessive balainya)

  1. public hall
  2. building
    Synonym: gedung
  3. office or bureau
    Synonyms: biro, kantor
  4. house of parliament
  5. (dated) house in a palace

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Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese balaio.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

balai

  1. (Sotavento) basket

References[edit]

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

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balai (Jawi spelling بالاي‎, plural balai-balai, informal 1st possessive balaiku, impolite 2nd possessive balaimu, 3rd possessive balainya)

  1. hall, station, large building for public uses
  2. (possibly obsolete) house
  3. (dialectal) veranda, a front part of traditional house

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Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpalaj/

Verb[edit]

balai

  1. third-person singular past indicative of ballat

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

balai m (plural balais) (Limousin)

  1. broom

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

balai

  1. second-person plural (vós, sometimes used with vocês) affirmative imperative of balar

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧la‧i
  • IPA(key): /baˈlaʔi/, [bɐˈlaʔɪ]

Noun[edit]

balai

  1. Obsolete spelling of balae