beti

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See also: bé tí and bé tị

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

beti (not comparable)

  1. always

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

beti

  1. plural of beto

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

beti

  1. measuring rope

Muduapa[edit]

Noun[edit]

beti

  1. banana

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bite; sense “bait” possibly from or influenced by English bait (which is itself a doublet of bite).

Verb[edit]

beti

  1. to bite

Noun[edit]

beti

  1. bite
  2. bait

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from English belt.

Noun[edit]

beti (ma class, plural mabeti)

  1. a kind of pouch used by soldiers

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

beti (n class, plural beti)

  1. Alternative form of ubeti

Uneapa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Western Oceanic *bʷatiq with irregular e and loss of *q. Not related to Proto-Oceanic *pudi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *punti, due to phonological problems, although it was proposed by Johnston (1982).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beti

  1. banana

Further reading[edit]

  • Terry Crowley et al, The Oceanic Languages (2013), page 364, 370
  • Johnston, R.L. 1982. "Proto-Kimbe and the New Guinea Oceanic hypothesis". In Halim, A., Carrington, L. and Wurm, S.A. editors. Papers from the Third International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Vol. 1: Currents in Oceanic, 59-95.
  • Lynch, John (December 2002), “The Proto-Oceanic Labiovelars: Some New Observations”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 41, issue 2, pages 310-362

West Makian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Said by Voorhoeve to be from North Moluccan Malay [Term?]. Compare North Moluccan Malay pece (mud), Indonesian becek (mud), Ternate bece (dust).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beti

  1. a swamp
  2. mud

References[edit]

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[1], Pacific linguistics